In a Different Voice
This is the little book that started a revolution, making women's voices heard, in their own right and with their own integrity, for virtually the first time in social scientific theorizing about women. Its impact was immediate and continues to this day, in the academic world and beyond. Translated into sixteen languages, with more than 700,000 copies sold around the world, In a Different Voice has inspired new research, new educational initiatives, and political debate—and helped many women and men to see themselves and each other in a different light.
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"You feel the need for giants," Madame Ranevskaya says to Lopahin in the scene
from The Cherry Orchard which opens this book. Chekhov hears this observation
about the hero legend and its story about development as a woman's
commentary, or casts it in a female voice. These alternative formulations reveal a
tension which remains unresolved in this book: whether there is an endless
counterpoint between two ways of speaking about human life and relationships,
one grounded ...
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The Cherry Orchard (1904). In Best Plays by Chekhov, trans. Stark Young. New
York: The Modern Library, 1956. Chodorow, Nancy. "Family Structure and
Feminine Personality." In M. Z. Rosaldo and L. Lamphere, eds., Woman, Culture
and Society. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1974. . The Reproduction of
Mothering. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978. Coles, Robert. Children
of Crisis. Boston: Little, Brown, 1964. Didion, Joan. "The Women's Movement."
New York ...
... 159, 160, 16 Chekhov, Anton, 5 Cherry Orchard, The, 5 Chodorow, Nancy, 7-8,
9, 11, 16 Choice, moral, 67, 132, 143, 166; in rights and responsibilities study, 3,
31–32; and women, 68, 69, 138, 164; in abortion decision study, 71, 94-95, 108;
in college student study, 133, 167 Class, social, 2, 3, 25, 169, 170 Coles, Robert,
115 College student study, 2–3, 39–44, 64–69, 98, 158, 160–163, 167; Alex, 166
–167; Claire, 51–62, 158, 160; Erica, 158; Hilary, 134–136, 165; Jenny, 136–138;
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I wasn't sure I'd find much enjoyment in some scholarly non-fiction discussing psychological theory but I found this book extremely thought-provoking, particularly the first half. Gilligan's premise ... Read full review
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This is a fascinating look at two different types of morality. One is based on absolute standards, and one on determining the best solution to a particular problem. Asked if it is moral to steal ... Read full review