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In a Different Voice

In a Different Voice

Psychological Theory and Women’s Development

Carol Gilligan

ISBN 9780674970960

Publication date: 08/29/2016

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This is the little book that started a revolution, making women’s voices heard, in their own right and with their own integrity, for virtually the first time in social scientific theorizing about women. Its impact was immediate and continues to this day, in the academic world and beyond. Translated into sixteen languages, with more than 700,000 copies sold around the world, In a Different Voice has inspired new research, new educational initiatives, and political debate—and helped many women and men to see themselves and each other in a different light.

Carol Gilligan believes that psychology has persistently and systematically misunderstood women—their motives, their moral commitments, the course of their psychological growth, and their special view of what is important in life. Here she sets out to correct psychology’s misperceptions and refocus its view of female personality. The result is truly a tour de force, which may well reshape much of what psychology now has to say about female experience.

Praise

  • To those of us searching for a better understanding of the way men and women think and the different values we bring to public problems and to our private lives, [this book] is of enormous importance.

    —Judy Mann, Washington Post

Author

  • Carol Gilligan is University Professor at the New York University School of Law.

Book Details

  • 216 pages
  • 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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