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The Resource Reviving Ophelia : saving the selves of adolescent girls, Mary Pipher

Reviving Ophelia : saving the selves of adolescent girls, Mary Pipher

Label
Reviving Ophelia : saving the selves of adolescent girls
Title
Reviving Ophelia
Title remainder
saving the selves of adolescent girls
Statement of responsibility
Mary Pipher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everybody who has survived adolescence knows what a scary, tumultuous, exciting time it is. But if we use memories of our experiences to guide our understanding of what today's girls are living through, we make a serious mistake. Our daughters are living in a new world. Reviving Ophelia is a call to arms from Dr. Mary Pipher, a psychologist who has worked with teenagers for more than a decade. She finds that in spite of the women's movement, which has empowered adult women in some ways, teenage girls today are having a harder time than ever before because of higher levels of violence and sexism. The current crises of adolescence - frequent suicide attempts, dropping out of school and running away from home, teenage pregnancies in unprecedented numbers, and an epidemic of eating disorders - are caused not so much by "dysfunctional families" or incorrect messages from parents as by our media-saturated, lookist, girl-destroying culture. Young teenagers are not developmentally equipped to meet the challenges that confront them. Adolescence in America has traditionally involved breaking away from parents, experimenting with the trappings of adult life, and searching for autonomy and independence. Today's teenagers face serious pressures at an earlier age than that at which teenagers in the past did. The innocent act of attending an unsupervised party can lead to acquaintance rape. Having a boyfriend means dealing with sexual pressures, and often leads to pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted diseases. It's no wonder that girls' math scores plummet and depression levels rise when they reach junior high. As they encounter situations that are simply too complex for them to handle, their self-esteem crumbles. The dangers young women face today can jeopardize their futures. It is critical that we understand the circumstances and take measures to correct them. We need to make that precious age of experimentation safe for adolescent girls. Reading Reviving Ophelia is the first step to doing so. Dr. Pipher offers not only a fresh and startling view of the problems but a clear and sane way to implement solutions
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pipher, Mary Bray
Dewey number
305.23/5
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ798
LC item number
.P57 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WS 462 P665 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Self-esteem in adolescence
  • Self-esteem in adolescence
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage girls
  • Fallstudiensammlung
  • Mädchen
  • Psychotherapie
  • USA
  • Adolescent psychology
  • Girls
  • Family life
  • Self-respect
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Self Concept
  • Women's Health
Label
Reviving Ophelia : saving the selves of adolescent girls, Mary Pipher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Grosset/Putnam book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Saplings in the storm -- 2. Theoretical issues : for your own good -- 3. Developmental issues : "I'm not waving, I'm drowning" -- 4. Families : the root systems -- 5. Mothers -- 6. Fathers -- 7. Divorce -- 8. Within the hurricane : depression -- 9. Worshiping the gods of thinness -- 10. Drugs and alcohol : if Ophelia were alive today -- 11. Sex and violence -- 12. Then and now -- 13. What I've learned from listening -- 14. Let a thousand flowers bloom -- 15. A fence at the top of the hill
Control code
ocm29361204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780399139444
Lccn
93038964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29361204
  • (OCoLC)29361204
Label
Reviving Ophelia : saving the selves of adolescent girls, Mary Pipher
Publication
Note
"A Grosset/Putnam book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Saplings in the storm -- 2. Theoretical issues : for your own good -- 3. Developmental issues : "I'm not waving, I'm drowning" -- 4. Families : the root systems -- 5. Mothers -- 6. Fathers -- 7. Divorce -- 8. Within the hurricane : depression -- 9. Worshiping the gods of thinness -- 10. Drugs and alcohol : if Ophelia were alive today -- 11. Sex and violence -- 12. Then and now -- 13. What I've learned from listening -- 14. Let a thousand flowers bloom -- 15. A fence at the top of the hill
Control code
ocm29361204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780399139444
Lccn
93038964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29361204
  • (OCoLC)29361204

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