Psyche and Eros: Mind and Gender in the Life Course

Psyche and Eros: Mind and Gender in the Life Course

by Gisela Labouvie-Vief
     
 

Asserting that the core experience of development differs along gender lines, the classical Greek myth of the gods Psyche and Eros serves as an evocative illustration of the author's theory, which argues that competition between masculine and feminine parts of the mind has limited developmental growth. See more details below

Overview

Asserting that the core experience of development differs along gender lines, the classical Greek myth of the gods Psyche and Eros serves as an evocative illustration of the author's theory, which argues that competition between masculine and feminine parts of the mind has limited developmental growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521433402
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Prelude1
2The rage of Aphrodite: The vertical mind23
3The marriage of death: Ascent and loss in development64
4Night and day: Reason and gender115
5Knife and lamp: Mythos rediscovered161
6Psyche's trials: The transformation of desire208
7Postlude: The sacred marriage253
Appendix: List of goddesses, gods, other mythological figures, and sacred sites271
Notes281
References299
Author index323
Subject index329

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