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Chesler, Phyllis

Works: 68 works in 353 publications in 12 languages and 17,229 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Biography  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: RC451.4.W6, 305.42
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Women and madness by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

90 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 3,170 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 )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completely updated and revised for the twenty-first century, Mothers on Trial remains the bible for all women facing custody battles, as well as the lawyers, psychologists, and others who support them. This landmark book was the first to break the false stereotype about mothers getting preferential treatment over fathers when it comes to custody. In this new edition, Chesler shows that, with few exceptions, the news has only gotten worse: when both the father and the mother want custody, the father usually gets it. The highly praised Mothers on Trial is essential reading for anyone concerned personally or professionally with custody rights and the well-being of our children
Sacred bond : the legacy of Baby M by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Woman's inhumanity to woman by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,146 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."--Jacket
About men by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 984 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
Women, money & power by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of feminism : what's next in the struggle for women's freedom by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 905 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 761 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
Letters to a young feminist by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Korean and held by 502 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
Patriarchy : notes of an expert witness by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of the Wall : claiming sacred ground at Judaism's holy site( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 338 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 by Ellen Cole( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist Foremothers in Women's Studies, Psychology, and Mental Health is by and about the more recent wave of feminist foremothers; those who were awakened in the 1960s and '70s to the realization that something was terribly wrong. These are the women who created the fields of feminist therapy, feminist psychology, and women's mental health as they exist today. The 48 women share their life stories in the hope that they will inspire and encourage readers to take their own risks and their own journeys to the outer edges of human possibility. Authors write about what led up to their achievement
Dear Dawn : Aileen Wuornos in her own words, 1991-2002 by Aileen Wuornos( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 109 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."--Page 4 of cover
The Need to know( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 90 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?
The new anti-Semitism by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dangerous, worldwide coalition of Islamic terrorists, well-intentioned but misinformed students, right-wing fascists, left-wing ideologues, academics, feminists, European politicians, journalists, and international human rights organizations have joined together to again scapegoat the Jews and the Jewish state for crimes they did not commit and for whatever ails the world. In this intensely passionate and compelling book, the best-selling and prize-winning Jewish author Dr. Phyllis Chesler demonstrates how old-fashioned anti-Semitism -- now often seen in the form of anti-Zionism -- has become fashionable and even politically correct, and how this plague threatens the Jews of the world, Israel, America, and Western civilization. The 2003 edition of this book was a pioneering book that has stood the test of time. This new edition updates, expands, and strengthens the original analysis and also has a new introduction, resource section, and the answers to the twenty most frequently asked questions"--Back cover
With child, a diary of motherhood by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografische notities over de gevoelens van een vrouw tijdens zwangerschap, geboorte en eerste levensjaar van haar kind
Mutter werden d. Geschichte e. Verwandlung by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vrouwen en waanzin by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat o.a. interviews met (lesbische) vrouwen over hun behandeling door psychiaters of in psychiatrische ziekenhuizen
La Mâle donne by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American bride in Kabul : a memoir by Phyllis Chesler( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1961 Phyllis Chesler, a Jewish-American girl embarked on an adventure to meet her westernized husband's family in Afghan. Back home he reverted to traditional customs and she found herself unexpectedly trapped in a posh polygamous family
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Woman's inhumanity to woman
Alternative Names
Phyllis Chesler Psychotherapist, college professor, and author

Phyllis Chesler US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und feministische Psychologin

チェスラー, フィリス

English (234)

German (36)

French (15)

Italian (7)

Dutch (5)

Spanish (4)

Japanese (3)

Swedish (2)

Danish (1)

Catalan (1)

Hebrew (1)

Korean (1)

Mothers on trial : the battle for children and custodyWoman's inhumanity to womanAbout menThe death of feminism : what's next in the struggle for women's freedomThe new anti-semitism : the current crisis and what we must do about itLetters to a young feministPatriarchy : notes of an expert witnessWomen of the Wall : claiming sacred ground at Judaism's holy site