Do women choose a man who resembles their father, or do women more frequently marry their mother?
Electra vs Oedipus explores the deeply complex and often turbulent relationship between mothers and daughters. In contrast to Sigmund Freud's conviction that the father is the central figure, the book puts forward the notion that women are in fact far more (pre)occupied with their mother.
Drawing on the author's extensive clinical experience, the book provides numerous case studies which shed light on women's emotional development. Topics include:
love and hate between mothers and daughters
the history of maternal love
childbirth and depression
Electra vs Oedipus will be a valuable resource for psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and all those with an interest in the dynamics of the mother-daughter relationship.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Hendrika C. Freud is a Psychoanalyst and a Member of The International Psychoanalytic Association and Association for Child Psychoanalysis. She is a teacher, supervisor and training analyst of the Dutch Psychoanalytic Society and The Dutch Psychoanalytic Association and has been in private practice for nearly fifty years.
Table of Contents
1 Love and hate between mothers and daughters 1
2 The symbiotic illusion 5
3 History of maternal love 27
4 Nina: Daughter of a single mother 49
5 Electra versus Oedipus 63
6 What does woman want? 83
7 Childbirth and depression 109
8 Martha: A woman in her middle years 125
9 On rejected mothers 140
10 History and hysteria 154