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Sexual Subjects: Lesbians, Gender and Psychoanalysis

Sexual Subjects: Lesbians, Gender and Psychoanalysis

by Adria E. Schwartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415910927

ISBN-13: 9780415910927

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sexual Subjects, a psychoanalytic book informed by gender theory, queer theory and feminism, addresses the tensions inherent in writing about lesbians and sexuality in the postmodern age.

Adria Schwartz masterfully intertwines clinical anecdotes with

engaging theoretical questions that examine the construction of important categories of identity--woman,

Overview

Sexual Subjects, a psychoanalytic book informed by gender theory, queer theory and feminism, addresses the tensions inherent in writing about lesbians and sexuality in the postmodern age.

Adria Schwartz masterfully intertwines clinical anecdotes with

engaging theoretical questions that examine the construction of important categories of identity--woman, feminist, mother, lesbian, and homo/hetero/bisexual. Schwartz also addresses specific issues which are problematic but nonetheless meaningful to self-identified lesbians such as roles

in gender play, lesbian "bed death," and raising non-traditional families. Written from a psychoanalytic and postmodern perspective, this book is a significant contribution to the work done on the conceptualization of lesbian sexuality and identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415910927
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Resistance

A Lesbian Is . . .A Lesbian is Not

It's a Queer Universe . . . Some Notes Erotic and Otherwise

The Gendered Self . . . A Question of Subjectivities

Generativity Redux

Deconstructing and Reconstructing Motherhood

Coming Out / Being Heard

adds the fine-tuned wisdom of the clinician deeply immersed in the subtle issues of contemporary psychoanalytic practice. Schwartz's intelligence will speak to analysts and readers of theory alike (Jessica Benjamin, author of The Bonds of Love, Like Subjects, Love Objects, and

Shadow of the Other.)

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