Sexual Difference in Debate: Bodies, Desires, and Fictions

Author(s) : Leticia Glocer Fiorini

Sexual Difference in Debate: Bodies, Desires, and Fictions

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : 2017
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 224
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 38331
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782204220
  • ISBN 10 : 1782204229

Reviews and Endorsements

Sexual Difference in Debate is a remarkable book in which Leticia Glocer Fiorini shows the evolution of psychoanalytic thinking concerning sexuality, and describes her own original contributions for a better understanding of sexual difference. In this sense, her book is both rooted in classical psychoanalytic formulations and presents a contemporary and fresh look at this challenging field, which is at the core of psychoanalytic theory and practice. I strongly recommend it, both to seasoned analysts and to those who are beginners in our field. The elegant style and the convincing evidence displayed masterfully by Glocer Fiorini are a source of stimulation to improve our theoretical understanding and our clinical skills.’
–– Cláudio Laks Eizirik, past president of the International Psychoanalytical Association

‘In this book of crucial importance, Leticia Glocer Fiorini, anchored in a deep knowledge
of the Freudian corpus, tackles fundamental contemporary questions. Combining a rare transcultural erudition with a concise and clear style, the author revisits the question of the difference between the sexes. She thus links up developments of contemporary psychoanalysis with recent philosophical and anthropological contributions. These rigorous analyses enable her, among other things, to shift the “enigma of the feminine” on to the enigma of alterity and the question of the “father” on to that of a third function. With this book, Glocer Fiorini has opened up a genuine interdisciplinary debate.’
–– Marilia Aisenstein, training analyst of the Hellenic Psychoanalytical Society and the Paris Psychoanalytical Society; former president of the Paris Society and of the Paris Psychosomatic Institute

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