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Between Feminism and Psychoanalysis - Teresa Brennan

Between Feminism and Psychoanalysis

By: Teresa Brennan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th June 1989
ISBN: 9780415014908
Number Of Pages: 271

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In this landmark collection of original essays, outstanding feminist critics in Britain, France, and the United States present new perspectives on feminism and psychoanalysis, opening out deadlocked debates. The discussion ranges widely, with contributions from feminists identified with different, often opposed views on psychoanalytic criticism. The contributors reassess the history of Lacanian psychoanalysis and feminism, and explore the significance of its institutional context. They write against the received views on 'French feminism' and essentialism. A remarkable restatement of current positions within psychoanalysis and feminism, the volume as a whole will change the terms of existing debates, and make its arguments and concerns more generally accessible.

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." . . well-edited, carefully-focused collection of fourteen essays by such well-known theorists as Jane Gallop, Alice Jardine, and Luce Irigaray. . .." -"Religious Studies Review, October 1990 ." . . "Feminism and Psychoanalysis [is] on the cutting edge of contemporary feminist theoretical and critical thought." -"American Quarterly, 9/91 "there is no doubt that [the book] is an important collection: all of the contributors are unusually well-published and well-known." -"Newsletter of the Freudian Field, 8/91

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Story So Farp. 25
Moving Backwards or Forwardsp. 27
Still Crazy after All These Yearsp. 40
Notesp. 57
The Story Framed by an Institutional Contextp. 61
The Politics of Impenetrabilityp. 63
Notes for an Analysisp. 73
Towards Another Symbolic (1): The Essential Thingp. 87
The Politics of Ontological Differencep. 89
Rereading Irigarayp. 106
The Gesture in Psychoanalysisp. 127
Towards Another Symbolic (2): beyond the Phallusp. 139
Thoroughly Postmodern Feminist Criticismp. 141
'Their "Symbolic" Exists, It Holds Power - We, the Sowers of Disorder, Know It Only Too Well'p. 153
Echo and Narcissusp. 168
Sexual Difference (1): Reason and Revolutionp. 187
Patriarchal Thought and the Drive for Knowledgep. 189
Feminism and Deconstruction, Again: Negotiating with Unacknowledged Masculinismp. 206
Sexual Difference (2): The Psychical in the Socialp. 225
Cutting Upp. 227
Of Female Bondagep. 247
Notes on the Contributorsp. 266
Indexp. 268
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ISBN: 9780415014908
ISBN-10: 0415014905
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 29th June 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.75  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1