Who's That Girl? Who's That Boy?: Clinical Practice Meets Postmodern Gender Theory [NOOK Book]

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Informed by first-rate scholarship, the ideas (structuralism) and popular icons (Madonna) that define contemporary culture mingle synergistically with a powerfully concerned clinical sensibility.

Disc. gender benders, gender binders, negotiated identities; popular culture; identity & sexuality; power & powerlessness

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Who's That Girl? Who's That Boy?: Clinical Practice Meets Postmodern Gender Theory

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Overview

Informed by first-rate scholarship, the ideas (structuralism) and popular icons (Madonna) that define contemporary culture mingle synergistically with a powerfully concerned clinical sensibility.

Disc. gender benders, gender binders, negotiated identities; popular culture; identity & sexuality; power & powerlessness

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Editorial Reviews

Sheila Bienenfeld
. . .[A] world of intellectual virtuosity. . . .the diversity of the areas she draws on made some parts of this book rough going. . . .it is a very serious, scholarly, erudite and sophisticated attempt to reconcile two important cultural forces that may sometimes seem at odds with each other. -- The Women's Review of Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135891435
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Beyond Narcissism: Toward a Negotiation Model of Gender Identity 31
3 Gender Benders/Gender Binders: A Psychoanalytic Look at Contemporary Popular Culture 65
4 Who's That Girl?: Madonna 95
5 Trauma, Gender Identity, and Sexuality: Discourses of Fragmentation 119
6 Blue Velvet: A Parable of Male Development 141
7 What Is a Man? Postmodern Challenges to Clinical Practice 169
8 A Deconstruction of Kohut's Concept of Self 193
9 Performance Theory, Act 3: The Doer Behind the Deed Gets Depressed 207
References 241
Index 261
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