The New Sexual Landscape and Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Author(s) : Danielle Knafo, Author(s) : Rocco Lo Bosco

The New Sexual Landscape and Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Book Details

  • Publisher : Karnac Books
  • Published : June 2020
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 216
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 95055
  • ISBN 13 : 9781913494186
  • ISBN 10 : 1913494187
RRP : £18.99
save £1.90
In stock, despatched within 24 hours
Free UK Delivery over £25
Add to basket
RRP : £18.99
save £5.00
Add to basket
Paperback + eBook
RRP : £32.98
save £11.99
In stock, despatched within 24 hours
Free UK Delivery over £25
Add to basket
Add to wishlist

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

The sexual landscape has changed dramatically in the past few decades, with the meaning of gender and sexuality now being parsed within the realms of gender fluidity, nonheteronormative sexuality, BDSM, and polyamory. The sea change in sexual attitudes has also made room for the mainstreaming of internet pornography and the use of virtual reality for sexual pleasure - and the tech gurus have not even scratched the surface when it comes to mining the possibilities of alternative realities.

This book surveys modern sex culture and suggests ways psychoanalysis can update its theories and practice to meet the novel needs of today's generations, at the same time, paying special attention to technology, which is augmenting and expanding sexual and gender possibilities. The authors consider how sexuality and bonding in this brave new world are best suited to meet our psychoanalytic needs.

Nominated for Gradiva Award for best psychoanalytic book 2020 (United States).

Reviews and Endorsements

This new volume is a truly outstanding contribution to psychoanalytic thinking. It is a wake-up call to all practitioners… We clinicians must adjust to a sea change in how gender and sexuality are evolving and how these transformations are related to our digital era. […] I highly recommend [this book] to anyone who is interested in the future of psychotherapy in an era dominated by technology.
Glen O. Gabbard, MD, Clinical Professor Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine

This splendid book will deliver new ideas to clinicians and academics and is a gift to all of us who want to think about sexuality more deeply – and less anxiously. It is not only an updated erotic encyclopedia […] but it’s also a tender exploration of the psychic work that sexual play accomplishes. Readers should expect to be shocked, perhaps even thrilled, but also unexpectedly touched and moved.
Virginia Goldner, PhD Founding Editor, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Faculty, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Table of Contents

Introduction: on the back of the tiger

1. Gender bending
2. Novus sexualis
3. Pornucopia
4. Techno sex


About the Author(s)

Danielle Knafo, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and a professor at Long Island University and New York University. Her recent book, The Age of Perversion: Desire and Technology in Psychoanalysis and Culture, (co-authored with Lo Bosco) won the 2018 American Board of Professional Psychology Book Award.

More titles by Danielle Knafo

Rocco Lo Bosco is a teacher and author of fiction and nonfiction. Previous titles include Staying Sane in Crazy Town: A Monologue of Rude Wisdom, and a children's book, The Rainbow's Argument.

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

You may also like

Queering Psychotherapy

Queering Psychotherapy

Jane C. Czyzselska

Price £26.99

save £3.00

Eating Disorders: A Contemporary Introduction

Eating Disorders: A Contemporary Introduction

Tom Wooldridge

Price £21.99

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates