That Obscure Subject of Desire: Freud's Female Homosexual Revisited


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That Obscure Subject of Desire: Freud's Female Homosexual Revisited

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415916707
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 272
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronnie C. Lesser and Erica Schoenberg are psychoanalysts in private practice in New York City and Westchester. Dr. Lesser is co-editor of Disorienting Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Reappraisals of Sexual Identities (Routledge, 1995) and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy. Dr. Schoenberg is a book review editor for the same journal and a supervisor at the Institute for Human Identity.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: In the Shadow of Freud 1
Pt. I The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Women
1 The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman (1920) 13
Pt. II Contributions from Academic Scholars
2 Letter to an Unknown Woman 37
3 Fallen Women: "The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman" 54
4 Who Was That Girl? 76
5 Lying Dreams 87
6 The Failure of Liberalism 101
Pt. III Contributions from Psychoanalysts
7 Designing the Lesbian Subject: Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards 115
8 Las Mujeres: Women Speak to the Word of the Father 130
9 Conduct Unbecoming: Female Inversion and Social Disorder 141
10 Gender as Contradiction 156
11 Freud, The Revival 180
12 The Female Homosexual: C'est Nous 197
13 Writing Sex, Erasing Race: Rereading Freud's Lesbian Dream 215
Pt. IV Discussion
14 Unfinished Business 233
List of Contributors 257
Permissions 259
Index 260
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