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Chesler, Phyllis

Works: 77 works in 288 publications in 7 languages and 16,575 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: RC451.4.W6, 305.42
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Women and madness by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
60 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 3,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of the female condition and what is called madness
Mothers on trial : the battle for children and custody by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 3,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Updated and revised with seven new chapters, a new introduction, and a new resources section, this landmark book is invaluable for women facing a custody battle. It was the first to break the myth that mothers receive preferential treatment over fathers in custody disputes. Although mothers generally retain custody when fathers choose not to fight for it, fathers who seek custody often win—not because the mother is unfit or the father has been the primary caregiver but because, as Phyllis Chesler argues, women are held to a much higher standard of parenting. Incorporating findings from years of research, hundreds of interviews, and international surveys about child-custody arrangements, Chesler argues for new guidelines to resolve custody disputes and to prevent the continued oppression of mothers in custody situations. This book provides a philosophical and psychological perspective as well as practical advice from one of the country's leading matrimonial lawyers. Both an indictment of a discriminatory system and a call to action over motherhood under siege, Mothers on Trial is essential reading for anyone concerned either personally or professionally with custody rights and the well-being of the children involved
Woman's inhumanity to woman by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We are all familiar with the phrase, "Man's Inhumanity to Man." Until now, a profound silence has prevailed about woman's inhumanity to woman. This book breaks that silence. While women may not act aggressively in the same way that men do, studies confirm that girls and women are aggressive, often in "indirect" ways, and mainly toward each other. They judge each other harshly, in life and on juries, hold grudges, gossip about, exclude and disconnect from other women. Women envy and compete against each other, not against men. Many women also hold sexist beliefs. Women tend to deny that this is true, even to themselves. Since women depend upon each other for emotional intimacy and bonding, the power to form cliques and to shun each other functions to enforce female conformity and to discourage female independence and psychological growth."--BOOK JACKET
Sacred bond : the legacy of Baby M by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Letters to a young feminist by Phyllis Chesler ( )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Phyllis Chesler's Letters to a Young Feminist is a visionary message from a leading feminist revolutionary to the generation of feminists - women and men - emerging today. Chesler weaves her personal experiences with the history of the movement to assess the accomplishments and failures of her generation, as she encourages the next to take on what remains to be done. With frankness and candor, Chesler discusses the basic aspects of feminism, explains feminism's relevance in a world that is the danger of taking it for granted, and steers the next generation toward reclaiming feminism for itself. She examines sisterhood, sex, families and motherhood, resistance to the status quo, work, feminist heroism, and the economics of power
Women, money & power by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
13 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
About men by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and French and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studie over de psychoseksuele grondslagen van de mannelijke persoonlijkheid vanuit vier verschillende perspectieven: mytho-poëtisch; visueel (schilderijen, beeldhouwwerken en andere kunstzinnige afbeeldingen); autobiografisch (herinneringen van de auteur aan mannen die zij gekend heeft); meer traditioneel psychologisch en psychoanalytisch
The death of feminism : what's next in the struggle for women's freedom by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[In this book, the author] calls for an overhaul of the women's movement. In this ... book, [she] asks the questions: Within feminism, is there room for free thinkers who oppose the party line? What if a feminist believes in capitalism? God? Patriotism? [The author] is the first to show the crisis in feminism today, which is silencing women and stripping them of power. In order to be a member of the club you must reject capitalism, see religion as a dangerous form of patriarchy, oppose the war, and turn a blind eye to the woman-defeating practices of Islam. The result contradicts the moral and ethical principles feminism was built on. [She] signals a critical need for women to come together in a pro-individualist form of feminism. -
The new anti-semitism : the current crisis and what we must do about it by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A dangerous, worldwide coalition of Islamic terrorists, well-intentioned but profoundly misinformed students, right-wing fascists, left-wing ideologues, pious academics, feminists, opportunistic European politicians, and sensation-seeking international media have joined together to once again blame the Jews and the Jewish state for the current world crisis. Today, lethal activism against the Jews often takes the form of anti-Zionism. Osama Bin Laden, for example, blamed the 9/11 World Trade Center attack on U.S. government support for Israel. Since then, hundreds of synagogues have been burned, cemeteries destroyed, and Jews threatened, boycotted, beaten, and killed. Jews have been blamed for huge stock market losses and for the decline of the world economy. The long-ago disproven Protocols of Zion, which accuse the Jews of an alleged world-conspiracy to conquer and control the world, have been revived and promulgated in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East."--Jacket
Patriarchy : notes of an expert witness by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women of the wall: claiming sacred ground at Judaism's holy site ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Description of the history and activities of Women of the Wall, a group who have organized a series of women's prayer groups at the historic Western wall in Jerusalem, an activity prohibited to women by Israeli law
Feminist foremothers in women's studies, psychology, and mental health ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dear Dawn : Aileen Wuornos in her own words, 1991-2002 by Aileen Wuornos ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Between 1989 and 1990, Aileen Wuornos, a hitchhiking prostitute, shot, killed, and robbed seven men in remote Florida locations. Arrested in 1991, Wuornos insisted she had acted in self-defense, but the jury had little sympathy. Condemned to death on six separate counts, she was executed by lethal injection in 2002. An abused runaway who turned to prostitution to survive, Wuornos has become an iconic avenger, a queen of vigilante justice. She has also become a touchstone for women's, prostitutes', and prisoners' rights. Her story has inspired many books and articles, as well as the 2003 movie Monster, for which Charlize Theron won an Academy Award. But until now, Wuornos's uncensored voice has never been heard. Dear Dawn is Wuornos's autobiography culled from her ten-year death row correspondence with beloved childhood friend Dawn Botkins. Authorized for publication by Wuornos and edited under the guidance of Botkins, the letters not only offer Wuornos's riveting reflections on the murders, legal battles, and media coverage, but go further, revealing her fears and obsessions, her rich humor and empathy, and her gradual disintegration as her execution approached. A candid life story told to a close confidante, Dear Dawn is a compelling narrative, unwaveringly true to its source."--P.[4] of cover
Les femmes et la folie by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Need to know ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Questions what lies behind the historical reluctance to educate women and why women who did succeed have often been dismissed or ignored throughout history. Was it because of Eve's curiosity and thirst for knowledge? What do we gain or lose by educating or not educating females?
Frauen, das verrückte Geschlecht? by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
13 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vrouwen en waanzin : synopsis by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bevat o.a. interviews met (lesbische) vrouwen over hun behandeling door psychiaters of in psychiatrische ziekenhuizen
Diario de una maternidad by Phyllis Chesler ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
That old black magic Louis Prima, Keely Smith and the golden age of Las Vegas by Thomas Clavin ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Both a love story and a tribute to the entertainment mecca, this exploration shines a spotlight on one of the hottest acts in Las Vegas in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The illuminating depiction showcases the unlikely duo—a grizzled, veteran trumpeter and vocalist molded by Louis Armstrong and a meek singer in the church choir—who went on to invent “The Wildest. Bringing together broad comedy and finger-snapping, foot-stomping music that included early forays into rock and roll, Prima and Smith's act became wildly popular and attracted all kinds of star-studded attention. In addition to chronicling their relationships with Ed Sullivan, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, and other well-known entertainers of the day—and their performance of “That Old Black Magic at President John F. Kennedy's inauguration—the narrative also examines the couple's ongoing influence in the entertainment world. Running concurrent with their personal tale is their role in transforming Las Vegas from a small resort town in the desert to a booming city where the biggest stars were paid tons of money to become even bigger stars on stage and television
Hand on the pulse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using interviews, photos and archival footage, this film tells the story of Joan Nestle, civil rights activist, feminist, and gay rights activist
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Alternative Names
チェスラー, フィリス
English (202)
German (13)
French (11)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (3)
Catalan (1)
Hebrew (1)