The Castration of Oedipus: Psychoanalysis, Postmodernism, and Feminism

The Castration of Oedipus: Psychoanalysis, Postmodernism, and Feminism

by Joseph C. Smith, Carla J. Ferstman
     
 

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The dialects of domination and submission in the context of gender-indentified people are central to Smith and Ferstman's argument. Men and women, they insist, must avoid the temptation to fetishize equality and recognize the roles of domination and submission in the human psyche, or, in Nietzsche's terms, 'the Will to Power.'  See more details below

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The dialects of domination and submission in the context of gender-indentified people are central to Smith and Ferstman's argument. Men and women, they insist, must avoid the temptation to fetishize equality and recognize the roles of domination and submission in the human psyche, or, in Nietzsche's terms, 'the Will to Power.'

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”Whether you agree with Smith and Ferstman or not, this book will provoke you to think. And that may be its biggest contribution after all.”

-Professor Stephen Taubeneck,University of British Columbia

”J.C. Smith and Carla J. Ferstman have collaborated on a project that shamelessly completes the incomplete work of Nietzsche, Freud, Lacan, and Derrida. They insist on a radical social, psychical, and political transformation of conventional feminism.”

-Professor Henry Kariel,author of The Desperate Politics of Postmodernism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814780190
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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From the Publisher

"Whether you agree with Smith and Ferstman or not, this book will provoke you to think. And that may be its biggest contribution after all."

-Professor Stephen Taubeneck,University of British Columbia

"J.C. Smith and Carla J. Ferstman have collaborated on a project that shamelessly completes the incomplete work of Nietzsche, Freud, Lacan, and Derrida. They insist on a radical social, psychical, and political transformation of conventional feminism."

-Professor Henry Kariel,author of The Desperate Politics of Postmodernism

Meet the Author

J.C. Smith is Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia, and the author of Psychoanalytic Roots of Patriarchy: The Neurotic Foundations of Social Order, also from NYU Press.

Carla J. Ferstman is Associate Counsel at the firm of Bolton and Muldoon.

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