Kim Chernin

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Writer, publisher, and psychotherapist, Kim Chernin was born in the Bronx in 1940, the daughter of Marxist Russian-Jewish immigrants Rose (Chernin) and Paul Kusnitz. Her mother, a radical organizer, and her father, an engineer, moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1940s following the death of her older sister Nina. Chernin's early life was influenced by the loss of her sister, her mother's political activism, and the jailings and trials of the McCarthy years. As a student at the University of California at Berkeley, she married David Netboy, and they traveled to England and Ireland where Chernin studied at Oxford and Trinity College. Returning to the United States, they separated and Chernin went back to school (B.A. 1965, M.A. 1990). Following her divorce she assumed her mother's maiden name, Chernin. Chernin's writings probe modern woman's search for self-identity and range from poetry to fictionalized autobiography. Early works focused on women's eating disorders (The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness, 1985, and Reinventing Eve: Modern Woman in Search of Herself, 1987), and on the mother-daughter relationship (In My Mother's House, 1983). Other themes include Jewish identity, the female psyche, memory and storytelling, and women's sexuality (Sex and Other Sacred Games, 1989, and Crossing the Border, 1994).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Kim Chernin. SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741027. (accessed September 23, 2017).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Kim Chernin." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 23 September 2017 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741027>.
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http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741027

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.(n.d.). Kim Chernin. Retrieved September 23, 2017 from Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741027

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Kim Chernin. SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741027. (accessed September 23, 2017).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Kim Chernin." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 23 September 2017 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741027>.