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The Seasons of a Woman's Life: A Fascinating Exploration of the Events, Thoughts, and Life Experiences That All Women Share ePub download

by Daniel J. Levinson

  • Author: Daniel J. Levinson
  • ISBN: 0345311744
  • ISBN13: 978-0345311740
  • ePub: 1221 kb | FB2: 1230 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Psychology & Counseling
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (February 11, 1997)
  • Pages: 456
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 580
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The Seasons of a Woman's Life: A Fascinating Exploration of the Events, Thoughts, and Life Experiences That All Women Share ePub download

It speaks with uncanny directness to the dreams, emotional crises, inexplicable feelings, social conflicts, and psychological upheavals that mark each woman's life course. Every woman will recognize and find comfort in recognizing the deep shape of her own life in the pattern it outlines, from Early Adult Transition (ages 17 to 22) to the Mid-life Transition (ages 40 to 45) and beyond.

Levinson's earlier work, The Seasons of a Man's Life (LJ 4/1/78), is a classic of adult development studies. The current book is something of a disappointment. The current book is something of a disappointment

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Interpretations of women's life histories support the hypothesis that the road through adulthood is a series of. .Levinson died in 1994 shortly after finishing The Seasons of a Woman's Life which was then published in 1996. Библиографические данные.

Interpretations of women's life histories support the hypothesis that the road through adulthood is a series of developmental construction zones, relieved only rarely by a measured mile of achievement. The seasons of a woman's life.

By Daniel J. Levinson. By Daniel J. It speaks with uncanny directness to the dreams, emotional crises, inexplicable feelings, social conflicts, and psychological upheavals that mark each woman’s life course.

The Seasons of a Woman's Life. An excerpt from The Seasons of a Woman's Life. Alive with the voices of real women, perceptive and sympathetic, this book is destined like its predecessor to become a classic. affirming and illuminating. Psychologically rich. 1 The Study of Women’s Lives How do women’s lives evolve in adulthood? This question, seemingly so simple and straightforward, has rarely been asked in psychology or the other human sciences.

Every woman will recognize and find comfort in recognizing the deep shape of her own life in the pattern it outlines .

Every woman will recognize and find comfort in recognizing the deep shape of her own life in the pattern it outlines, from Early Adult Transition (ages 17 to 22) to the Mid-life Transition (ages 40 to 45) and beyond. Visit Seller's Storefront. Work and marriage relationships, personal crisis, emotional states, and behavior can all be related to this grand pattern. But in the case of women, the situation is made far more complicated by gender biases

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In the United States, women can no longer count on a permanent marriage and a life of domesticity

In the United States, women can no longer count on a permanent marriage and a life of domesticity. They are choosing (and being impelled by economic need) to enter the work world. The extreme ''gender splitting,'' or sharp division between female homemaker and male provider, is being reduced.

"A HIGHLY NUANCED PORTRAIT, in every shade of gray, of individual women negotiating the transitions of what Levinson calls early adulthood *ages 18 to 45." *The New York Times Book ReviewNearly twenty years ago, esteemed Yale psychologist Daniel J. Levinson wrote the groundbreaking classic, The Seasons of a Man's Life, which became the stimulus for a revolution in thinking about life passages, helping thousands of men make sense of their own lives. Now it is womens' turn. Based on exhaustive interviews with a diverse group of forty-five women, The Seasons of a Woman's Life completes and substantiates Levinson's thesis: that all human beings go right on developing throughout their lives in a pattern of amazing inevitability.Firmly grounded in original scientific research, The Seasons of a Woman's Life is unusual in being not only vividly readable but a rich source of insights and consolation. It speaks with uncanny directness to the dreams, emotional crises, inexplicable feelings, social conflicts, and psychological upheavals that mark each woman's life course. Every woman will recognize *and find comfort in recognizing *the deep shape of her own life in the pattern it outlines, from Early Adult Transition (ages 17 to 22) to the Mid-life Transition (ages 40 to 45) and beyond. Alive with the voices of real women, perceptive and sympathetic, this book is destined *like its predecessor *to become a classic."AFFIRMING AND ILLUMINATING . . . PSYCHOLOGICALLY RICH." *San Jose Mercury News"HELPFUL AND ENLIGHTENING." *Booklist"GROUNDBREAKING." *Feminist Bookstore News
MegaStar
Very interesting. Read it for a research project, didn't quite fit but enjoyed anyway. I would suggest it informative as to why we do some of the things we do.
Clandratha
The model makes sense, but the data is horribly out of date (interviews were conducted 30 years ago). I'd like to see if the model holds in a modern context.
Anarius
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Jare
I began this book with genuine interest, but some trepidation after reading the previous and negative customer reviews. I have been compelled to write a review myself because I so thoroughly disagree with those reviews and hope to encourage others to explore the book for what it may offer them. In the book, the Levinsons share, discuss, and analyse the autobiographies of 45 diverse women. These stories are used to propose that adult development follows a somewhat consistent pattern, that is, is made up of predictable stages in a fashion similar to child development---each stage representing the struggle to solve particular developmental "problems" or issues. Like child development, the validity of these proposed stages, the factors that bring each stage about, and their consistency across adults will require a great deal of further study. I think it is possible that a good deal of the stage-like structure is simply due to the numerical system we use, that we spend 10 years being 30-something and 10 years being 40-something, and that these changes in numerical label evoke self evaluation--nothing in the Levinson's book denies this possibility. But regardless of whether further research supports this proposed structure in part or in its entirety, I think the book has much to offer. In viewing the lives of so many other women, and from the book's vantage point, I was able to step back and view my own life more objectively and to better articulate my own questions about my past decisions, current struggles, and future goals. Certainly no one life mirrored my own, but in their collective reflection I saw many aspects of myself and my life. The previous reviewers discounted the value of the book on the grounds that it was so outdated that the women represented could not speak to their modern lives and issues. Does 20 years really render human experience obsolete? Can it be that our mothers have nothing to say about the experience of Woman that can enrich and resonate with our own expereinces? This premise questions the utility of studying history altogether and is one I cannot support. I think that to ignore the commonalities that exist between thier lives and ours is self-centered, short-sighted, and it appears, even defensive. Women may presently have more freedom and opportunities than ever before, but the struggle between the many roles that women may now play has perhaps only intensified with added freedom. Keep in mind that our gender now celebrates women CEOs and yet has made Martha Stewart a mega-millionaire. The battle between domestic and professional drives is far from over. Perhaps by bearing witness to this battle taking place in others, we can hope to survive our own with fewer losses.
Kanal
I began this book with much anticipation. After the first chapter, I was offended and disappointed. But I kept reading hoping it would get better. It didn't. The author interviews only 45 women and bases his theories on loosely held evidence. I don't know how I am going to finish this book, but I have to becausee it's a required text for a college course. As a woman and student, I am thoroughly offended and don't regard any of Levinson's ideas as "ground breaking". His methods are unscientific and he is a rather outdated fool.
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