Psychoanalysis and Feminism a Radical Reassessment of Freudian Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis and Feminism a Radical Reassessment of Freudian Psychoanalysis

by Juliet Mitchell, Sangay K Mishra
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465046088

ISBN-13: 9780465046089

Pub. Date: 09/10/2000

Publisher: Basic Books


In 1974, at the height of the women's movement, Juliet Mitchell shocked her fellow feminists by challenging the entrenched belief that Freud was the enemy. She argued that a rejection of psychoanalysis as bourgeois and patriarchal was fatal for feminism. However it may have been used, she pointed out, psychoanalysis is not a recommendation for a patriarchal…  See more details below

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In 1974, at the height of the women's movement, Juliet Mitchell shocked her fellow feminists by challenging the entrenched belief that Freud was the enemy. She argued that a rejection of psychoanalysis as bourgeois and patriarchal was fatal for feminism. However it may have been used, she pointed out, psychoanalysis is not a recommendation for a patriarchal society, but rather an analysis of one. "If we are interested in understanding and challenging the oppression of women," she says, "we cannot afford to neglect psychoanalysis." In an introduction written specially for this reissue, Mitchell reflects on the changing relationship between these two major influences on twentieth-century thought. Original and provocative, Psychoanalysis and Feminism remains an essential component of the feminist canon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465046089
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
09/10/2000
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
826,453
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.99(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1999

Part One
PSYCHOANALYSIS AND FEMININITY
Freud: The Making of a Lady, I
Freud: The Making of a Lady, II
Freud, The Freudians and the Psychology of Women

Part Two, Section I
RADICAL PSYCHOTHERAPY AND FREUD
(William Reich and R.D. Laing)
William Reich: Sexual Politics, I
William Reich: Sexual Politics, II
R.D. Laing: The Family of Man, I
R.D. Laing: The Family of Man, II

Part Two, Section II
FEMINISM AND FREUD
Transatlantic Psychoanalysis
The Feminists
Epilogue

Conclusion:
The Holy Family and Femininity
I   The Holy Family
II  Femininity

Appendix: Psychoanalysis and Vienna at the Turn of the Century
Index

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