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The Resource The cost of competence : why inequality causes depression, eating disorders, and illness in women, Brett Silverstein, Deborah Perlick

The cost of competence : why inequality causes depression, eating disorders, and illness in women, Brett Silverstein, Deborah Perlick

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The cost of competence : why inequality causes depression, eating disorders, and illness in women
Title
The cost of competence
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why inequality causes depression, eating disorders, and illness in women
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Brett Silverstein, Deborah Perlick
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eng
Summary
"In The Cost of Competence, authors Brett Silverstein and Deborah Perlick argue that rather than simply labeling individual women as, say, anorexic or depressed, it is time to look harder at the widespread prejudices within our society and child-rearing practices that lead thousands of young women to equate thinness with competence and success, and femininity with failure. They argue that continuing to treat depression, anxiety, anorexia and bulimia as separate disorders in young women can, in many cases, be a misguided approach since they are really part of a single syndrome. Furthermore, their fascinating research into the lives of forty prominent women from Elizabeth I to Eleanor Roosevelt show that these symptoms have been disrupting the lives of bright, ambitious women not for decades, but for centuries." "Drawing on all the latest findings, rare historical research, cross-cultural comparisons, and their own study of over 2,000 contemporary women attending high schools and colleges, the authors present powerful new evidence to support the existence of a syndrome they call anxious somatic depression." "The authors show that identifying this devastating syndrome is a first step toward its prevention and cure. The Cost of Competence presents an urgent message to parents, educators, policymakers, and the medical community on the crucial importance of providing young women with equal opportunity, and equal respect."--Jacket
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Silverstein, Brett
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Perlick, Deborah
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  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Achievement motivation in women
  • Self-esteem in women
  • Eating disorders
  • Somatization disorder
  • Depression in women
  • Anxiety in women
  • Depression, Mental
  • Anxiety
  • Achievement
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Identity
  • Mental Disorders
  • Prejudice
  • Self Concept
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Women
  • Women's Health
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
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The cost of competence : why inequality causes depression, eating disorders, and illness in women, Brett Silverstein, Deborah Perlick
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-209) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31606745
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 214 pages
Isbn
9780195069860
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94044235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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illustrations
Label
The cost of competence : why inequality causes depression, eating disorders, and illness in women, Brett Silverstein, Deborah Perlick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31606745
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 214 pages
Isbn
9780195069860
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94044235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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