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Sexual Ambiguities : Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library - Genevieve Morel

Sexual Ambiguities

Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library

Paperback Published: 31st December 2011
ISBN: 9781855755840
Number Of Pages: 320

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How does one become a man or a woman? Psychoanalysis shows that this is never an easy task and that each of us tackles it in our own, unique way. In this important and original study, the author focuses on what analytic work with psychotic subjects can teach us about the different solutions human beings can construct to the question of sexual identity.Through a careful exposition of Lacanian theory,the author argues that classical gender theory is misguided in its notion of 'gender identity' and that Lacan's concept of 'sexuation' is more precise. Clinical case studies illustrate how sexuation occurs and the ambiguities that may surround it. In psychosis, these ambiguities are often central, and the author explores how they may or may not be resolved thanks to the individual's own constructions. This book is not only a major contribution to gender studies but also an invaluable aid to the clinician dealing with questions of sexual identity.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Psychoanalysis and the Real
Sex in science and in psychoanalysisp. 3
Reproduction and death: the subject between medicine and psychoanalysisp. 25
Sexual Difference
Sexuation: classificatory thinking does not exhaust the questionp. 57
Phallic function, function of the symptomp. 93
Psychoanalytic anatomy: the three moments of sexuationp. 129
Contradicted sexesp. 163
Sexuation and Psychosis
Transsexualism and sexual classificationp. 183
The push-to-the-womanp. 217
Push-to-the-woman and the clinic of sexuationp. 245
Conclusionp. 277
Referencesp. 283
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9781855755840
ISBN-10: 185575584X
Series: Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st December 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.43