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Men, Women, Passion and Power : Gender Issues in Psychotherapy - Marie Maguire

Men, Women, Passion and Power

Gender Issues in Psychotherapy

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781583912669
Number Of Pages: 256

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This completely revised edition of Men, Women, Passion and Power offers a new critique of conventional notions of masculinity and femininity. Contemporary psychoanalytic debates about sexuality are explored, revealing how the cultural idealisation of men is replicated in theory and clinical practice.

Illustrated with use of detailed and vivid case material, this book demonstrates that it is only when the feminist perspective has been truly integrated into theory that the psychoanalytic project will realise its full radical potential. Subjects covered include:

* The power of female sexuality
* Race, class and sexuality
* The fragility of male sexual identity
* Envy between the sexes.

Marie Maguire argues that examining these issues and gaining an awareness of how our assumptions are influenced by social inequalities can enrich the psychotherapeutic process and result in a more balanced psychological relation between the sexes.

Men, Women, Passion and Power will be of great interest to psychotherapists, psychoanalytic practitioners and anyone with an interest in the integration of a feminist perspective into psychoanalytic theory.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introduction to the second edition: Psychotherapy and sexual identityp. 1
Theories of female and male sexualityp. 15
Controversy--sexual and cross-culturalp. 17
From the penis to the womb: male sexualityp. 39
What do women want?p. 57
Contemporary debates in clinical practicep. 79
Are men really fragile?p. 81
The power of women's sexualityp. 103
Gender in the transference relationshipp. 127
False memories of sexual abuse?p. 145
Female and male perversions?p. 166
Differing desiresp. 186
Conclusion: Feminism and psychotherapy--an agenda for the futurep. 210
Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9781583912669
ISBN-10: 1583912665
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: BRUNNER MAZEL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.12  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition