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Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 93–107 | Cite as

Wild (powerful) women: Restorying gender patterns

  • Carmen Knudson-Martin
Special Issue On The Story And Storytelling

Abstract

This paper addresses the use of the stories to help redefine gender expectations in relationships, creating a more active, powerful female voice. In particular, the popular bookWomen Who Run With the Wolves by Claudia Pinkola Estes is examined in context of other literature about women. Case examples demonstrating the application of such stories to marriage and family therapy are included.

Key words

power women gender marriage relationships 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen Knudson-Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.the Department of Health and Human DevelopmentMontana State UniversityBozeman

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