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Feminist Origins

Susanne Schmidt

in Midlife Crisis: The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliché

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686851
eISBN:
9780226686998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686998.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Building on earlier conceptions of women’s new lease on life in middle age, the journalist Gail Sheehy made the midlife crisis known as a concept of social criticism. Although the psychoanalyst ... More


Introduction

Susanne Schmidt

in Midlife Crisis: The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliché

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686851
eISBN:
9780226686998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686998.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A favorite gendered cliché, the midlife crisis conjures up images of male indulgence and irresponsibility—but it was first successfully presented as a concept about women’s rights. This chapter ... More


Midlife Crisis: The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliché

Susanne Schmidt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686851
eISBN:
9780226686998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686998.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The phrase “midlife crisis” today conjures up images of male indulgence and irresponsibility—an affluent, middle-aged man speeding off in a red sports car with a woman half his age—but before it ... More


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