Nancy Chodorow


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Nancy Julia Chodorow (born January 20, 1944) is a feminist sociologist and psychoanalyst. She has written a number of influential books, including The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender (1978); Feminism and Psychoanalytic Theory (1989); Femininities, Masculinities, Sexualities: Freud and Beyond (1994); and The Power of Feelings: Personal Meaning in ... more »

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  • A concern with parenting...must direct attention beyond behavior. This is because parenting is not simply a set of behaviors, but participation in an interpersonal, diffuse, affective relationship. Pa...
    Nancy Chodorow (20th century). The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, ch. 2 (1978).
  • ''Parenting, as an unpaid occupation outside the world of public power, entails lower status, less power, and less control of resources than paid work.''
    Nancy Chodorow, U.S. professor, and sociologist. The Reproduction of Mothering Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, ch. 2 (1978).
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