Psychoanalysis and Gender: An Introductory Reader [NOOK Book]

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What is object-relations theory and what does it have to do with literary studies? How can Freud's phallocentric theories be applied by feminist critics? In Psychoanalysis and Gender: An Introductory Reader Rosalind Minsky answers these questions and more, offering students a clear, straightforward overview without ever losing them in jargon.
In the first section Minsky outlines the fundamentals of the theory, introducing the key thinkers and providing clear commentary. In the ...
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Psychoanalysis and Gender: An Introductory Reader

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Overview

What is object-relations theory and what does it have to do with literary studies? How can Freud's phallocentric theories be applied by feminist critics? In Psychoanalysis and Gender: An Introductory Reader Rosalind Minsky answers these questions and more, offering students a clear, straightforward overview without ever losing them in jargon.
In the first section Minsky outlines the fundamentals of the theory, introducing the key thinkers and providing clear commentary. In the second section, the theory is demonstrated by an anthology of seminal essays which includes:
* Feminity by Sigmund Freud
* Envy and Gratitude by Melanie Klein
* An extract from Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena by Donald Winnicot
* The Meaning of the Phallus by Jacques Lacan
* An extract from Women's Time by Julia Kristeva
* An extract from Speculum of the Other Woman by Luce Irigaray
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Table of Contents

General editor's preface
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction: psychoanalysis and the unconscious 3
Freud: the rejection of femininity 25
Klein: phantasy and the mother 78
Winnicott: the 'good enough' mother 110
Lacan: the meaning of the phallus 137
Feminist interpretations 178
Sigmund Freud: 'Femininity' (1933) 215
Melanie Klein: 'A Study of Envy and Gratitude' (1956) 236
Donald Winnicott: from 'Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena' (1971) 254
Jacques Lacan: 'The Meaning of the Phallus' (1958) 269
Julia Kristeva: from 'Women's Time' (1981) 281
Luce Irigaray: from Speculum of the Other Woman (1985) 289
Bibliography 294
Index 306
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