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Category: Gender Studies: Women|
The author of the book: Claudia Zanardi
Edition: New York University Press
Date of issue: 01 Aug 1990
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 860 KB
City - Country: New York, United States
Full description of the book Essential Papers on the Psychology of Women:Dr. Zanardi approaches the development of psychoanalytic theories of women on two fronts: the psychoanalytic and the political. The first part includes papers by Ruth Mack Brunswick, Melanie Klein, Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, D. W. Winnicott, Joyce Macdougal, Edith Jacobsen, Annie Reich, and Judith Kestenberg, among others, illustrating the psychoanalytic development concerning female sexuality from the 1940s on. the different views - Freudian, Kleinian, Horneyan, object relation, and Lacanian - are presented, showing both American and European views to underline their theoretical differences. Controversial issues - phallocentrism, penis envy, homosexuality, masochism, wish for a child - are brought into focus and analyzed from different theoretical and clinical PDF points of view. The second part draws attention to the influence of the Women's Liberation Movement on psychoanalytic theory. The papers included show attempts to integrate psychoanalysis into the ideological political discourse. It includes the work of leading feminists and psychoanalysts in the United States and Europe, including Carol Gilligan, Dorothy Dinnerstein, Jean Baker Miller, Juliet Mitchell, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.
About the author Claudia ZanardiClaudia Zanardi, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at New York University and the University of Milan, Italy. Her writings, which have appeared in psychoanalytic journals and books, are on the subject of the contribution of feminism to psychoanalytic theory and practice. She is the co-editor of Symptoms Body Femininity: From Hysteria to Bulimia.
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