Sexual Subjects: Lesbians, Gender and Psychoanalysis [NOOK Book]

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Sexual Subjects, a psychoanalytic book informed by gender theory, queer theory and feminism, addresses the tensions inherent in writing about lesbians 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 ...
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Sexual Subjects: Lesbians, Gender and Psychoanalysis

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Overview

Sexual Subjects, a psychoanalytic book informed by gender theory, queer theory and feminism, addresses the tensions inherent in writing about lesbians 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 psychoanalytic and postmodern perspective, this book is a significant contribution to the work done on the conceptualization of lesbian sexuality and identity.
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Addresses the tensions inherent in writing about lesbians in the postmodern age, drawing on psychoanalysis, gender theory, queer theory, and feminism. Intertwines clinical anecdotes with theoretical discussion examining the construction of important categories of identity such as woman, mother, lesbian, and homo/hetero/bisexual. Also considers issues meaningful to lesbians such as roles in gender play, lesbian "bed death," and raising nontraditional families. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135219710
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/10/1997
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 474 KB

Meet the Author

Adria E. Schwartz is Supervising Analyst at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and is on the faculties of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Mt. Sinai Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry. She has a private practice in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Resistance 1
A lesbian is ... a lesbian is not 13
It's a queer universe ... some notes erotic and otherwise 41
The gendered self ... a question of subjectivites 65
Generativity redux 85
Deconstructing and reconstructing motherhood 121
Coming out/being heard 155
References 177
Index 191
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