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The Freudian Mystique: Freud, Women, and Feminism

The Freudian Mystique: Freud, Women, and Feminism

by Samuel Slipp
     
 

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"Lucid and convincing...Makes clear that [Freud's] vision was limited both by the social climate in which he worked and the personal experiences he preferred, subconsciously, not to deal with."
Los Angeles Times

Sigmund Freud was quite arguably one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Yet, over the last decade, portions

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"Lucid and convincing...Makes clear that [Freud's] vision was limited both by the social climate in which he worked and the personal experiences he preferred, subconsciously, not to deal with."
Los Angeles Times

Sigmund Freud was quite arguably one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Yet, over the last decade, portions of his theories of the mind have suffered remarkably accurate attacks by feminists and even some conservative Freudians. How could this great mind have been so wrong about women?

In The Freudian Mystique, analyst Samuel Slipp offers an explanation of how such a remarkable and revolutionary thinker could achieve only inadequate theories of female development. Tracing the gradual evolution of patriarchy and phallocentrism in Western society, Slipp examines the stereotyped attitudes toward women that were taken for granted in Freud's culture and strongly influenced his thinking on feminine psychology. Of even greater importance was Freud's relationship with his mother, who emotionally abandoned him when he was two years old. Slipp brings the tools of a trained clinician into play as he examines, from an object relations perspective, Freud's own pre-oedipal conflicts, and shows how they influenced Freud's personality as well as the male-centric shape of his theory.
Not limited to only one perspective, The Freudian Mystique analyzes how the entire contextual framework of individual development, history, and culture affected Freud's work in feminine psychology. The book then looks forward, to formulating a modern biopsychosocial framework for female gender development.

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Slipp (psychiatry, New York U.) explains how Freud, though a genius, could be so wrong about women. He reviews the evolution of patriarchy and phallocentrism in Europe, the stereotyped image of women in Victorian times, Freud's relations with his mother and other family members, and other factors. He also suggests a framework for female gender development. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780814739723
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1993
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Samuel Slipp, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New York Medical College. He is the author of Object Relations: A Dynamic Bridge Between Individual and Family Treatment, The Technique and Practice of Object Relations Family Therapy, and Curative Factors in Dynamic Psychotherapy.

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