The Gender Conundrum: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Femininity and Masculinity

Editor : Dana Birksted-Breen

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The Gender Conundrum: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Femininity and Masculinity

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 1993
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 312
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 161
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415091640
  • ISBN 10 : 0415091640
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A collection of papers from British, French and American perspectives, examining the interplay of body and psyche in analysis.

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In The Gender Conundrum Dana Breen brings together for the first time key psychoanalytic papers on the subject of femininity and masculinity from the very different British, French, and American perspectives. These are gathered around the central issue of the interplay of body and psyche in psychoanalysis and by examining this interplay Dana Breen offers a way forward in the understanding of femininity. At the same time she shows how the outspoken controversy over femininity has masked a silent revolution in the understanding of masculinity. Offering an international perspective, with introductions of exemplary clarity, this collection of seminal papers fills a considerable gap in the literature, and provides a classic reference text for psychoanalysis and gender studies.

About the Editor(s)

Dana Birksted-Breen, a training and supervising psychoanalyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society in private practice, was General Editor of The New Library of Psychoanalysis (2000-2010), initiating The New Library Teaching Series, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the IJP since 2010.

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