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The Many Faces of Eros : A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Human Sexuality - Joyce McDougall

The Many Faces of Eros

A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Human Sexuality

Hardcover Published: 17th October 1995
ISBN: 9780393702156
Number Of Pages: 257

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"Human sexuality is inherently traumatic." Thus begins this fascinating psychoanalytic study. As Joyce McDougall convincingly demonstrates, the psychic conflicts arising from the tensions between the inner world of primitive instinctual drives and the constraining and denying forces of the external world begin in earliest infancy and have ramifications throughout life. Consequently, psychoanalysis has a specific contribution to make to the study of aberrations in core gender, as well as to the understanding of psychic conflict concerning sexual identity and the quest for love.

Prologue: Sexuality in Search of Solutions: An Eternal Quest?
Femininity and Sexuality
The Homosexual Components of Female Sexualityp. 3
The Female Analyst and the Female Analysandp. 17
Female Sexualities: Themes and Variationsp. 31
Sexuality and Creativity
Sexuality and the Creative Processp. 53
Creativity and Bisexual Identificationsp. 69
Trauma and Creativityp. 93
Sex and the Soma
Archaic Sexualities and the Psychosomap. 117
The Smell Self and the Skin Selfp. 133
From the Silence of the Soma to the Words of the Psychep. 153
Deviations of Desire
Neosexual Solutionsp. 171
Neoneeds and Addictive Sexualitiesp. 183
Sexual Deviation and Psychic Survivalp. 201
Psychoanalysis on the Couch
Deviations in the Psychoanalytic Attitudep. 217
Beyond Psychoanalytic Sects in Search of a New Paradigmp. 233
Referencesp. 247
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780393702156
ISBN-10: 0393702154
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 257
Published: 17th October 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.23 x 16.36  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1