Codependence and the politics of inner resistance

Maria Mastronardi*

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This essay traces the evolution of the term “codependence” from its context in alcohol treatment discourse to its current popular use as a nonspecific “character disorder.” Rhetorically, the term provides viable solutions to women's perceived problems that feminism apparently does not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-208
Number of pages10
JournalWomen's Studies in Communication
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Communication


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