The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender by Nancy J. ChodorowWhen this best-seller was published, it put the mother-daughter relationship and female psychology on the map. The Reproduction of Mothering was chosen by Contemporary Sociology as one of the ten most influential books of the past twenty-five years. With a new preface by the author, this updated edition is testament to the formative effect that Nancy Chodorows work continues to exert on psychoanalysis, social science, and the humanities.
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This is a psychoanalytic tour de force and a feminist classic, published in Much has changed for women in America since then, but the thrust and the force of her argument is as important as ever Nancy J.
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Nancy Julia Chodorow born January 20, is an American sociologist, feminist psychoanalyst, and professor. In , The Reproduction of Mothering was chosen by Contemporary Sociology as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years. Chodorow is widely regarded as a leading psychoanalytic feminist theorist  and is a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association , often speaking at its congresses. Her parents were  Marvin and Leah Chodorow. Her father was a professor of applied physics.
The work of Nancy Chodorow has had far-reaching and important consequences for psychoanalysis, for feminist theory and for how the sociological and analytic study of gender and gender categories. Nancy J. Chodorow is a psychoanalyst in private practice and a professor of sociology at the University of California-Berkeley. She is the author of the above-mentioned books as well as numerous articles, chapter contributions and commentaries in the fields of object relations and psychoanalytic feminism. When The Reproduction of Mothering was published two decades ago, it put the mother-daughter relationship and female psychology on the map. This book was recently chosen by Contemporary Sociology as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years. Her points in this book can be separated into four main ideas: 1 How most women come to think of themselves as heterosexual, 2 Why women have the urge to mother, 3 What personality traits are specific to women, and 4 How the pattern of male dominance might be understood and might be changed.