The Female Malady: Women, Madness, and English Culture, 1830-1980
Publish date: September 1st 1987
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
, Womens Studies
, Gender And Sexuality
Posted at Shelf Inflicted Elaine Showalter’s The Female Malady: Women, Madness, and English Culture, 1830-1980 is a very informative, very accessible, and very disturbing look at how “insanity” was treated from 1830 to 1980. It examines cultural expectations about how women should behave and how the...
This was engaging and a very enjoyable read that certainly left me with food for thought. I read it in preparation for a class and I'm definitely going to be following up on this topic and likely writing my class essay on it. I also really enjoyed the writing style, Showalter's style is easy to foll...