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The Resource My mother/my self : the daughter's search for identity, Nancy Friday

My mother/my self : the daughter's search for identity, Nancy Friday

Label
My mother/my self : the daughter's search for identity
Title
My mother/my self
Title remainder
the daughter's search for identity
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Friday
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This pioneering book by the author of "Women on Top" plays a major role in our understanding of the powerful influence the mother/daughter bond has on a woman's identity, her relationships with men, and her self-esteem. Through candid self-disclosure and hundreds of interviews, Nancy Friday investigates this feminine legacy and reveals the conflicting feelings of anger, hate, and love that daughters hold for their mothers. When Nancy Friday began her research for My Mother/My Self in the early 1970's no work existed that explored the unique interaction between mother and daughter. Today psychotherapists throughout the world acknowledge that if women are to be able to love without possessing, to find work that fulfills them, and to discover their full sexuality, they must first acknowledge their identity as separate from their mother's. Nancy Friday's book played a major role in that acceptance. The greatest gift a good mother can give remains unquestioning love planted deep in the first year of life, so deep and anassailable that the tiny child grown to womanhood is never held back by the fear of losing that love, no matter what her own choice in love, sexuality, or work may be. Through candid self-disclosure and hundreds of interviews, Friday investigates a generational legacy and reveals the conflicting feelings of anger, hate, and love the daughter's hold for their mothers-and why they so often "become" that mother themselves
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friday, Nancy
Dewey number
158.2/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1206
LC item number
.F72 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Love, Maternal
  • Sex (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
My mother/my self : the daughter's search for identity, Nancy Friday
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Delta book"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: New York : Delacorte Press, 1977
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-425)
Control code
ocm37782553
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
20th anniversary ed.
Extent
xviii, 425 p.
Isbn
9780385320153
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
98115632
System control number
(OCoLC)37782553
Label
My mother/my self : the daughter's search for identity, Nancy Friday
Link
Publication
Note
  • "A Delta book"--T.p. verso
  • Originally published: New York : Delacorte Press, 1977
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-425)
Control code
ocm37782553
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
20th anniversary ed.
Extent
xviii, 425 p.
Isbn
9780385320153
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
98115632
System control number
(OCoLC)37782553

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