The Invisible Drama (Paperback)

Women and the Anxiety of Change

By Carol Becker

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781491097205, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 25, 2013

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Description

Psychologists report that anxiety has replaced depression as the number one challenge to a woman's sense of well-being and good mental health. Through extensive personal interviews with individuals, groups, and therapists, author Carol Becker examines the most prevalent forms of anxiety among women-and the often subtle and surprising physical and emotional ways in which it negatively manifests itself. Through astute analysis and with compassionate insight, Becker helps readers understand how change provokes anxiety and also discover its great potential as a tool in restoring psychic health. This book offers women of all ages the support and guidance they need to transform anxiety into positive change and lead happier, more confident, and fully empowered lives.


About the Author

Carol Becker is Professor of the Arts and Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts. She has written many articles and is the author of several books, including Zones of Contention: Essays on Art, Institutions, Gender, and Anxiety; Surpassing the Spectacle: Global Transformations and the Changing Politics of Art; and, most recently, Thinking in Place: Art, Action, and Cultural Production. She is also the editor of The Subversive Imagination: Artists, Society, and Social Responsibility. The Invisible Drama: Women and the Anxiety of Change has been translated into six languages and sold worldwide. "A major work that synthesizes experience and scholarship in order to-miraculously-empower women for the future." - B. Ruby Rich, author of Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement "The Invisible Drama is a coherent and supportive guide for general readers which explores sources of anxiety, explains psychic resistance to change, and suggests ways to define emotional health and maturity in women's terms." - Library Journal