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The interpretation of the flesh : Freud and femininity

Author: Teresa Brennan
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
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The 'riddle of femininity', like Freud's reference to women's sexuality as a 'dark continent', has been treated as a romantic aside or a sexist evasion rather than as a problem to be solved. In this first comprehensive study, Teresa Brennan suggests that by placing these ideas in the context of Freud's work as a whole, we will begin to understand why femininity was such a riddle for Freud. Brennan argues that by  Read more...
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Brennan, Teresa, 1952-
Interpretation of the flesh.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1992
(DLC) 91039866
(OCoLC)24697923
Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Brennan
ISBN: 0203011104 9780203011102 0203162005 9780203162002 9780415074483 0415074487 9780415074490 0415074495
OCLC Number: 51494036
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages)
Contents: 1. The riddle of femininity. Freud's two theories of femininity. Metapsychology and the two 'spatial' topographies. Psychical reality: time lost. Memory guide --
2. The riddle's repression. Freud's three papers on femininity, female sexuality, and the 'Great Debate'. Subsequent developments. The second debate. Freud's last words --
3. The division of attention. The Studies on hysteria. The divergence from Breuer. Constructed inertia. The defence of repression --
4. The involution of the drives. The analogy theory and the libido. The quantitative factor. The unclear origins of the drives. Involution: femininity and the 1911 theory of the ego. Hypothesizing --
5. The original superego. Freud and the Superego. Freud and Klein. Love and Hate. Masochism --
6. Conclusion: the riddle again.
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Places Freud's theory of women's sexuality - 'the dark continent' - in the context of Freud's work overall. This first comprehensive study enables an understanding of why femininity was such a riddle  Read more...

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