Dialogues on Sexuality, Gender and Psychoanalysis

Dialogues on Sexuality, Gender and Psychoanalysis

by Irene Matthis


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ISBN-13: 9781855753501
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Irene Matthis is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at Umeå University in Sweden. She is a training analyst and teacher at the Swedish Psychoanalytic Institute (IPA) and the Scandinavia Co-ordinator for IPA—COWAP. She is a Board Member of the International Neuro-Psychoanalysis Society and editor of the Bulletin Section of the international journal Neuro-Psychoanalysis. She is the author of several books and papers, including, in Swedish: Det omedvetnas arkeologi, [The Archeology of the Unconscious], Natur och Kultur, 1992; Den tänkande kroppen, [The Thinking Body] Stockholm: Natur och Kultur, 1997; and, in English: On Freud’s Couch, (Matthis, I. & Szecsödy, I. (eds.), New York: Aronson, 1998; Sketch for a Metapsychology of Affects, In: Int. Journal of Psychoanalysis, no. 81:2. 2000; Finger–twisting and Cracked Voices: The Hysterical Symptom Revisited, In: Scharff, D.E. (ed.), The Psychoanalytic Century: Freud’s Legacy for the Future, New York: Other Press; Strangebody, In: The Embodied Female, Alizade, M. (ed.), London & New York: Karnac, 2002.

Table of Contents

Editor and Contributorsix
Chapter 1Dialogues on sexuality and gender1
Chapter 2Freud and female sexualities23
Chapter 3Some observations on female sexuality41
Chapter 4Phallacies of binary reasoning: drive beyond gender53
Chapter 5The difference between gender and sexual difference67
Chapter 6Gender and sexual difference79
Chapter 7From femininity to finitude: Freud, Lacan, and feminism, again93
Chapter 8Femininity theory, theories of women, or feminist theory?137
Chapter 9Revisiting the riddle of sex: an intersubjective view of masculinity and femininity145
Chapter 10The economy of freedom173
Chapter 11Beyond sexual difference: clinical individuality and same-sex cross-generation relations in the creation of feminine and masculine181

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