Mother, Madonna, Whore: The Idealization and Denigration of Motherhood, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Mother, Madonna, Whore

The Idealization and Denigration of Motherhood, 1st Edition

By Estela V. Welldon

Routledge

180 pages

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pub: 1992-12-31
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To Freud, female sexuality remained something of a mystery: a riddle and a dark continent. He urged his female colleagues to enlighten him. Many have since done so - and this book is a most vivid and illuminating contribution to the field. The author explores why the quality of their bodies is fundamental to women's psychology; how this may lead to self-mutilation; and how such perverse behavior may also be aimed at objects which women see as their own creations, specifically, their babies. The potential causes and consequences of these conditions, including maternal and paternal incest and its frequent aftermath, prostitution, are also discussed.

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PSYCHOLOGY / General