<biography, history of philosophy> American novelist and social philosopher who chronicled the abuses of androcentric culture (1860-1935). "The Yellow Wallpaper" (1892) describes the brutality suffered by married women under the guise of treatment of mental illness. Gilman's utopian novel Herland (1915) provides an imaginative vision of a matriarchal society free from any taint of male domination. In Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution (1898), Gilman maintained that securing the personal and political rights of women requires their achievement of genuine economic equality. His Religion and Hers: A Study of the Faith of Our Fathers and the Work of Our Mothers (1923) explored the patriarchal elements of traditional Christianity. Gilman described her personal resistance of gender models in the autobiographical The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1935). Recommended Reading: The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader, ed. by Ann J. Lane (Virginia, 1999); Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Nonfiction Reader, ed. by Larry Ceplair (Columbia, 1991); Ann J. Lane, To Herland and Beyond: The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Virginia, 1997); and The Captive Imagination: A Casebook on the Yellow Wallpaper, ed. by Catherine Golden (Feminist, 1992).
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