The Bonds Of Love

Author : Jessica Benjamin
ISBN : 9780307833303
Genre : Psychology
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Why do people submit to authority and derive pleasure even others have over them? What is the appeal of domination and submission, and why are they so prevalent in erotic life? Why is it so difficult for men and women to meet as equals? Why, indeed, do hey continue to recapitulate the positions of master and slave? In The Bonds of Love, noted feminist theorist and psychoanalyst Jessica Benjamin explains why we accept and perpetuate relationships of domination and submission. She reveals that domination is a complex psychological process which ensnares both parties in bonds of complicity, and shows how it underlies our family life, our social institutions, and especially our sexual relations, in spite of our conscious commitment to equality and freedom.
Category: Psychology

Encyclopedia Of Motherhood

Author : Andrea O'Reilly
ISBN : 9781412968461
Genre : Social Science
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In the last decade, the topic of motherhood has emerged as a distinct and established field of scholarly inquiry. A cursory review of motherhood research reveals that hundreds of scholarly articles have been published on almost every motherhood theme imaginable. The Encyclopedia of Motherhood is a collection of approximately 700 articles in a three-volume, A-to-Z set exploring major topics related to motherhood, from geographical, historical and cultural entries to anthropological and psychological contributions. In human society, few institutions are as important as motherhood, and this unique encyclopedia captures the interdisciplinary foundation of the subject in one convenient reference. The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource designed to provide an understanding of the complexities of motherhood for academic and public libraries, and is written by academics and institutional experts in the social and behavioural sciences.
Category: Social Science

The Psyche Of Feminism

Author : Catherine M. Peebles
ISBN : 1557533296
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Psyche of Feminism argues that a feminist ethics, in order to be both feminist and ethical, needs to embrace psychoanalysis. After reviewing the relation between feminism and psychoanalysis and arguing for the centrality of psychoanalysis to feminist thought, the study offers an analysis of two attempts by George Sand to reimagine the sexual relationship (Letters to Marcie, Lelia), where the emphasis is on political injustice and the impossibility of women's desires. Moving from rights and desires to the question of pleasures, Peebles then takes up a relatively little-read work by Colette, The Pure and the Impure, in which the narrator suggests that pleasure and its corporeal language hold the key to any understanding of masculinity and femininity. We are then led to the risky question of ""neutrality"" put forward by Nathalie Sarraute ( You Don't Love Yourself ), whose work forces a psychoana­lytic feminism to face the question: what if sexual difference itself is a ruse? Does the notion of a human neutrality condemn us either to a bygone humanism or to psycho­sis? The final chapter of the work synthesizes these analyses, and argues for a fundamental feminist rethinking of the ideal of equality, an ideal that figures significantly—and uneasily—in each of the works this book treats.
Category: Literary Criticism

Reconceiving Women

Author : Mardy S. Ireland
ISBN : 0898620163
Genre : Psychology
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According to recent surveys, approximately 40% of American women between the ages of 18 and 44 do not have children. Yet these women are virtually missing from accounts of women's lives. In this important new work, Mardy Ireland defines a place for women outside the parameters of motherhood and gives voice to the significant number of women who are not mothers. She draws extensively from interviews with over 100 childless women from various ethnic and educational backgrounds, demonstrating the myriad ways they came to view themselves as complete adults without recourse to the traditional defining criteria of motherhood. Her work offers all women--mothers and nonmothers alike--a vision of self-defined adulthood and a recognition that every woman is the subject of her own life. Challenging the assumption of deprivation or deviance that is traditionally applied to childless women in psychological theory and popular culture, Dr. Ireland reframes childlessness as a concept and lays a groundwork for an expanded view of women's identity and psychic development. Using contemporary psychoanalytic theory, she reexamines female identity development and presents a positive interpretation of women who--for whatever reason--are not mothers. To contrast and compare the experiences of her interview subjects, she places them within the changing psychosocial context of the last few decades and catagorizes them according to their reasons for childlessness. Included are: 'traditional' women, who are childless by reasons of infertility or health complications; 'transitional' women, who are not mothers because of delaying circumstances; and 'transformative' women, who have actively chosen not to bear children in order to develop lives beyond the field of motherhood. The legend of Lilith, a creation story of the first woman, described in the last chapter, places both female desire and female power in a longstanding historical and mythic context. Animated by excerpts, quotes, and stories from the many interviews, RECONCEIVING WOMEN: SEPARATING MOTHERHOOD FROM FEMALE IDENTITY is illuminating for general readers and professionals alike. It provides valuable insights for anyone interested in women's studies and the psychology of women, and serves as an excellent textbook for courses in these fields.
Category: Psychology

Stereophonie Der Autobiographie

Author : Maria Teresa Quirós Fernández
ISBN : 9783484970908
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Thisstudy demonstrates that autobiographies are far more than individual life-stories. Autobiographies of couples in particular testify to the interfaces of togetherness in life and writing. They provide a marvellous opportunity to examine the life and writing of couples as a duet and to perceive relational dimensions of life in creative artistic processes as an ethical and aesthetic factor. The present study traces the complex relational network of autobiographies using the example of the well-known Spanish writing couple of María Teresa León and Rafael Alberti. María Teresa Quirós Fernández reveals how, beyond the individual characters of the autobiographies, there is a web spun between both authors and their texts in their autobiographical writings which provides space for a stereophonic autobiography.
Category: Literary Criticism

Recognising Other Subjects

Author : Katharine E. Lassiter
ISBN : 9780718844790
Genre : Religion
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How do we care justly when selves suffer because of the identities that they inhabit? Pastoral theologian Katharine Lassiter approaches this interdisciplinary question from a feminist perspective in order to understand how suffering, subject formation, and social injustice are interconnected. Reflecting on tensions in her own experiences of caring for selves, Lassiter identifies the challenges of identity in developing a pastoral theological anthropology. Drawing from theories of recognition, she argues that doing just care requires recognizing the need for recognition as well as understanding the impediments to receiving interpersonal, social, and theological recognition. Bringing together resources from pastoral theology and social theory, she develops a feminist pastoral theology and praxis of encounter in order to advance a care that does justice. Scholars, social justice practitioners, and pastoral caregivers will be able to use this resource to understand not only how and why recognition affects human development but also how we might implement a liberative theological praxis attentive to the role of recognition in subject formation.
Category: Religion

The Problem Of The Passions

Author : Cynthia Burack
ISBN : 9780814725023
Genre : Social Science
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Women, says conventional wisdom, are warm, nurturing caregivers with an intrinsically enhanced capacity for attachment and compassion. Feminists, says the popular image, are full of rage, devoid of the feelings that are natural to women. How have feminists themselves dealt with this dualism and, more specifically, with the disagreeable passions? What has too often been missing from discussions of women's psychology in social theory is an account of women as ambivalent: both empathic and enraged, loving and hating. The Problem of the Passions fills this void. Examining the work of such feminist theorists as Carol Gilligan, Nancy Chodorow, Jessica Benjamin, and Dorothy Dinnerstein in a new light, Burack argues that feminist social theory can be repaired through attention to the pioneering psychoanalytic work of Melanie Klein. Sure to be of interest to feminists, psychoanalysts, political scientists, and social theorists, The Problem of the Passions is essential reading for anyone concerned with feminism and questions of identity in social thought.
Category: Social Science

Issues In Psychoanalysis And Psychology

Author : Louis S. Berger
ISBN : 9781553693482
Genre : Psychology
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The thirty-four journal articles, book reviews and conference papers collected in this volume were written over the same period of time as the author's three clinical monographs (Psychoanalytic theory and clinical relevance [Analytic Press, 1985], Substance abuse as symptom [Analytic Press, 1991], and Psychotherapy as praxis [Trafford, 2002]). While the books provide broad critiques of clinical, societal and philosophical issues in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and general psychology, the papers enlarge on specific subtopics, including some not addressed in the monographs. The chapters in the present work are grouped into four subject areas: Part I-conceptual frameworks; Part II-psychotherapy and psychoanalysis; Part III-society and culture; and Part IV-general psychology. Individual topics explored under these rubrics span a wide, diverse spectrum including neonatal models, personality theory, psychoanalytic defense analysis, the false memory syndrome, physical reductionism in psychiatry, ontology of language, mental health policies in the work place, psychological testing in forensic settings, national drug policy, and conflict resolution. These more narrowly focused papers collectively complement and further illuminate the general critiques presented in the author's previous books. Most of the separate Parts and individual Chapters are preceded by new Introductions which were written specifically for this collection.
Category: Psychology

Mythos Mit Anwendungen

Author : Tonio Keller
ISBN : 9783848228416
Genre : Social Science
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Mythen sind nicht nur alte Geschichten von Helden und Göttern, Mythen prägen uns auch in der Gegenwart. Unsere modernen Mythen heißen zum Beispiel: Geld, Individuum, Gemeinschaft, Liebe, Konkurrenz. Mythen sind geistige Konzepte, mit denen wir unsere erlebte Wirklichkeit strukturieren und uns damit kollektiv eine Ori-entierung schaffen. Ich gehe davon aus, daß wir auf Mythen angewiesen sind, daß wir uns aber unsere Mythen bewußt wählen und gestalten können. Meine Grund-these lautet: Es ist eine fundamentale Aufgabe unserer Zeit, neue zeitgemäße und humane Mythen zu schaffen. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt des Buches ist dem Thema Gemeinschaft und der Überwindung von alten Formen der Hierarchie gewidmet.
Category: Social Science

Sexuelle St Rungen Und Ihre Behandlung

Author : Volkmar Sigusch
ISBN : 9783131689443
Genre : Medical
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Das Standardwerk - Ausführliche Darstellung aller in der Praxis vorkommender Probleme - Die ganze Palette der erfolgreichen Behandlungsverfahren von der einmaligen Sexualberatung über die niederfrequente Sexualtherapie bis hin zur hochfrequenten Psychoanalyse im Liegen, von medizinischen Behandlungen bis hin zu deren Kombination mit Sozial- oder Psychotherapie - Hochkarätiges Autorenteam unter hervorragender Herausgeberschaft
Category: Medical