Faculty Publications

Title

A feminist critique of self-help books on heterosexual romance: Read ‘em and weep

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Women's Studies in Communication

Volume

18

Issue

2

First Page

217

Last Page

227

Abstract

An analysis of popular self-help books about heterosexual relationships reveals five patterns which make the books seductively dangerous to women readers. These patterns, primarily grounded in a “cross-cultural differences” explanation of gender, mask patriarchal power and dominance in intimate relationships. © 1995 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1995

DOI of published version

10.1080/07491409.1995.11089801

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