Jean Baker Miller


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Jean Baker Miller (1927–2006) was a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, social activist, feminist, and author. She wrote Toward a New Psychology of Women, which brings psychological thought together with relational-cultural theory.

Jean Baker Miller was born September 29, 1927, in the Bronx in New York City. She was diagnosed with polio at an early age, and was inspired to pursue a career in ... more »

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  • They [women] can use their abilities to support each other, even as they develop more effective and appropriate ways of dealing with power.... Women do not need to diminish other women ... [they] need...
    Jean Baker Miller (20th century), U.S. psychiatrist. Toward a New Psychology of Women, ch. 10 (1976).
  • The question is still asked of women: "How do you propose to answer the need for child care?" That is an obvious attempt to structure conflict in the old terms. The questions are rather: "If we as a h...
    Jean Baker Miller (20th century), U.S. psychiatrist. Toward a New Psychology of Women, ch. 11 (1976).
  • Practically everyone now bemoans Western man's sense of alienation, lack of community, and inability to find ways of organizing society for human ends. We have reached the end of the road that is buil...
    Jean Baker Miller (20th century), U.S. psychiatrist. Toward a New Psychology of Women, ch. 8 (1976).
  • Women will not advance except by joining together in cooperative action.... Unlike other groups, women do not need to set affiliation and strength in opposition one against the other. We can readily i...
    Jean Baker Miller (20th century), U.S. psychiatrist. Toward a New Psychology of Women, ch. 8 (1976).
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