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    Woman's Place in Man's Life Cycle

    Carol Gilligan
    Drawing on literary and psychological sources, Carol Gilligan documents the way in which theories of the life cycle, by taking for their model the lives of men, have failed to account for the experience of women. Arguing that this bias has promoted a concern with autonomy and achievement at the expense of attachment and intimacy, she suggests that systematic attention to women's lives, in both theory and research, will allow an integration of these concerns into a more balanced conception of human development.

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    Winter 1979 Issue

    Abstracts

    Foreword
    Lynne Templeton Brickley, Gloria Garfunkel, Donna Hulsizer
    Introduction
    The First Decade of Women's Studies
    Florence Howe
    Feminist Criticism of the Social Sciences
    Marcia Westkott
    Woman's Place in Man's Life Cycle
    Carol Gilligan
    The Rediscovery of the Need for a Feminist Medical Education
    Mary Roth Walsh
    Sexism and Self-Healing in the University
    Linda L. Nielsen
    Sex Differences in Educational Attainment
    A Cross-National Perspective
    Jeremy D. Finn, Loretta Dulberg, Janet Reis
    An Interview on Title IX with Shirley Chisholm, Holly Knox, Leslie R. Wolfe, Cynthia G. Brown, and Mary Kaaren Jolly
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