The undead mother : psychoanalytic explorations of masculinity, femininity, and matricide (eBook, 2000) []
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The undead mother : psychoanalytic explorations of masculinity, femininity, and matricide

The undead mother : psychoanalytic explorations of masculinity, femininity, and matricide

Author: Christina Wieland
Publisher: London : Rebus Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Wieland argues that the Western psyche is based upon denial of the power of the mother. Through clinical material and re-readings of myths, fairytales, and other cultural artefacts, she demonstrates how this act of universal matricide has wrought havoc.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wieland, Christina.
Undead mother.
London : Rebus Press, 2000
(DLC) 2001347066
Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Sigmund Freud
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christina Wieland
ISBN: 9781849403689 1849403686 9781900877237 1900877236 1855759136 9781855759138
OCLC Number: 694146836
Description: 1 online resource (251 pages)
Contents: COVER; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; CONTENTS; Introduction; Chapter 1 Clytemnestra and Count Dracula; Chapter 2 Matricide and the Oedipus Complex; Chapter 3 Masculinity and Matricide; Chapter 4 Masculinity, Femininity, and the Death Instinct; Chapter 5 Freud and Femininity; Chapter 6 Mothers and Daughters; Chapter 7 Matricide and the Mother-Daughter Relationship; Chapter 8 The Father-Daughter Romance; Chapter 9 Beauty and the Beast: the Father-Daughter Relationship; Chapter 10 Aggression and Femininity; Chapter 11 Two Women in the Consulting-Room; Chapter 12 The Search for an Alternative Space; Notes
Responsibility: by Christina Wieland.


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