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Gender as Soft Assembly.

Author: Adrienne Harris
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Relational perspectives book series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gender as Soft Assembly weaves together insights from different disciplinary domains to open up new vistas of clinical understanding of what it means to inhabit, to perform, and to be, gendered. Opposing the traditional notion of development as the linear unfolding of predictable stages, Adrienne Harris argues that children become gendered in multiply configured contexts. And she proffers new developmental models to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harris, Adrienne.
Gender as Soft Assembly.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrienne Harris
ISBN: 9780203837849 0203837843
OCLC Number: 956668922
Description: 1 online resource (321 pages).
Contents: Front Cover --
Gender as Soft Assembly --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Preface to Paperback Edition --
Introduction --
Section I: Relational Developmental Theory --
1. Multiple Selves, Multiple Codes --
2. Timelines and Temporalities --
3. Chaos Theory as a Model For Development --
Section II: Gender as Soft Assembly --
4. Gender Narratives In Psychoanalysis --
5. Tomboys' Stories. 6. Gender as a Strange Attractor: Gender's Multidimensionality --
7. Genders Emerge in Contexts --
8. Chaos Theory as a Map to Contemporary Gender Theorists --
Section III: Developmental Theory and Research --
9. Developmental Applications of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems Theory: Learning How to Mean --
10. Dynamic Skills Theory: Relational Mourning as Shared Labor --
Endnotes --
References --
Subject Index --
Author Index.
Series Title: Relational perspectives book series.

Abstract:

Gender as Soft Assembly weaves together insights from different disciplinary domains to open up new vistas of clinical understanding of what it means to inhabit, to perform, and to be, gendered. Opposing the traditional notion of development as the linear unfolding of predictable stages, Adrienne Harris argues that children become gendered in multiply configured contexts. And she proffers new developmental models to capture the fluid, constructed, and creative experiences of becoming and being gendered. According to Harris, these models, and the images to which they give rise, articulate not only with contemporary relational psychoanalysis but also with recent research into the origins of mentalization and symbolization. In urging us to think of gender as co-constructed in a variety of relational contexts, Harris enlarges her psychoanalytic sensibility with the insights of attachment theory, linguistics, queer theory, and feminist criticism. Nor is she inattentive to the impact of history and culture on gender meanings. Special consideration is given to chaos theory, which Harris positions at the cutting edge of developmental psychology and uses to generate new perspectives and new images for comprehending and working clinically with gender.

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