Mothers and Daughters and the Origins of Female Subjectivity

Author(s) : Jane Van Buren

Mothers and Daughters and the Origins of Female Subjectivity

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2007
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 25153
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415386746
  • ISBN 10 : 0415386748

Reviews and Endorsements

Drawing on the theories of Klein, Bion and Winnicott, and incorporating recent developments in psychobiology, this book provides a novel approach to subjects including the dreams, myths and phantasies of individuals, the nature of mother and daughter relationships, sexuality, pregnancy, menstruation and the idea of the mother's body as problematic and dangerous. This interdisciplinary investigation into curtailed female subjectivity and its many ramifications in society, culture and individual mental growth will be of great interest to all practising psychoanalysts, and those studying psychoanalytic theory and gender studies.

Table of Contents
Grotstein, Foreword. Introduction. Silences from the Deep: Women's Subjectivity and the Voice of the Turtle. Female Subjectivity. Saint Anne And Two Others: Configuration Of The Grandmother Within the Dreaming Couple. The Daughter's Body: The Site of the Haunting. The Infant Subject In Vivo. The Daughter's Body, Part II

Author Biography
Jane Van Buren is a Psychoanalyst in full time private practice in Los Angeles, California. She has written widely on the themes of women and children, culture and psychoanalysis.

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