Talk:Nancy Chodorow

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If a warning about neutrality is put on an article, with a link to this page, should there not also be an explanation on this page? Perhaps the writer of the article or the person who placed the warning could comment? Studymore 17:03, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

I agree, there should absolutely be an explanation on this page. My guess is that the non-neutrality refers to: "She has written many influential books, including Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender, and is widely considered one of the leading feminist theorists." It would be better to say what her influence has been, who has been influenced by her. The last part of the sentence ("leading theorist") can be removed, IMHO. /skagedal[talk] 15:13, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

needs major rewrite[edit]

First of all, Chodorow's best know book's full title is The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender. It was selected by Contemporary Sociology as one of the 10 most influential books in sociology of the last 25 years.

The account in your article of her analysis of gender formation is off base. The critique is weird--there is a whole literature of critique of Reproduction of Mothering, but I've never seen anything along the lines of this article.


I took the liberty of rounding out Dr. Chodorow's publication history. I am also removing the second half of the last line "Nancy Chodorow retired from the University of California in 2005; in the same year her father, physicist Marvin Chodorow, passed." Info regarding her professional history seems kosher, but including a personal (and no doubt painful) piece of biographical information like the passing of her father does not seem appropriate in this format.--K 10 01:58, 12 June 2006 (UTC)