Shadow of the Other: Intersubjectivity and Gender in Psychoanalysis / Edition 1

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Overview

Shadow of the Other is a discussion of how the individual has two sorts of relationships with an "other"—other beings, other individuals. The first regards the other as an entirely different being from oneself, but one which is still recognizable. The second understands and recognizes this other by its function as a repository of characteristics cast from oneself.

In recognizing how this dual relationship is reconciled within the self, and its implications in male/female relations, Jessica Benjamin continues her exploration of intersubjectivity and gender, taking up questions of contemporary debates in feminist theory and psychoanalysis.

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What People Are Saying

Judith Butler
Jessica Benjamin's latest effort to bring critical theory and psychoanalysis into a dynamic conversation results in many splendid insights. She clarifies her own relational contribution to object-relations theory, and insists that harboring alterity within the self remains the ideal for psychic life.... Shadow of the Other makes the matter of intersubjective recognition at once complex and urgent.
— Judith Butler, author of Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity and Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative
Glenn O. Gabbard
In this compelling work, Jessica Benjamin has distinguised herself as one of the most articulate spokespersons for a feminist informed psychoanalysis. In Shadow of the Other , her most impressive book to date, she has produced a veritable tour-de-force. This volume will undoubtedly take its place at the cutting edge of psychoanalytic discourse and deserves a wide readership. Glen O. Gabbard, author of Love and Hate in the Analytic Setting and Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Psychoanalysis
Lewis Aron
Shadow of the other extends Benjamin's groundbreaking and influential studies of gender, intersubjectivity, love, and aggression. Her original elaboration of intersubjectivity serves to intertwine feminism and relational psychoanalysis into a tightly woven and richly textured intellectual tapestry. Lewis Aron, author of A Meeting of Minds
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415912372
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,267,306
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Benjamin is a psychoanalyst in New York City, where she is on the faculty of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is the author of Bonds of Love (1988) and Like Objects, Love Objects (1995).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 The Primal Leap of Psychoanalysis, From Body to Speech: Freud, Feminism, and the Vicissitudes of the Transference 1
2 "Constructions of Uncertain Content": Gender and Subjectivity beyond the Oedipal Complementarities 35
3 The Shadow of the Other Subject: Intersubjectivity and Feminist Theory 79
References 109
Index 121
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