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In this important book, a well-known psychoanalyst and feminist makes a case for what she calls "gender heterodoxy"-a highly original view of the similarities and differences between the sexes-and, in the process, illuminates aspects of love, sexuality, aggression, and pornography.
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Arnold Modell
In these essays Jessica Benjamin brilliantly examines the nature of gender and intersubjectivity. These are topics of enormous complexity to which Benjamin brings an intelligence that is never reductive or dogmatic. She maintains a subtle, multi-leveled sensibility that is truly outstanding.
—Arnold Modell, M.D., Harvard Medical School
Christopher Bollas
No one reading Jessica Benjamin can fail to admire her shrewd yet fair-minded assessment of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking. Her encounter with 'other' becomes an internalized dialogue that focuses intelligently on many of the most important issues of our time…Benjamin is one of the most creative psychoanalytic writers of our time and her impassioned yet tolerant voice is wonderful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300074307
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 1,157,644
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Recognition and Destruction: An Outline of Intersubjectivity 27
2 Sameness and Difference: An "Overinclusive" View of Gender Constitution 49
3 The Omnipotent Mother: A Psychoanalytic Study of Fantasy and Reality 81
4 Father and Daughter, Identification with Difference: A Contribution to Gender Heterodoxy 115
5 What Angel Would Hear Me? The Erotics of Transference 143
6 Sympathy for the Devil: Notes on Sexuality and Aggression, with Special Reference to Pornography 175
References 213
Index 227
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