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.
." . . 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