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Exploring Depth Psychology and the Female Self
Feminist Themes from Somewhere

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ISBN 9780367330651
November 23, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Exploring Depth Psychology and the Female Self: Feminist Views from Somewhere presents a Jungian take on modern feminism, offering an international assessment with a dynamic political edge which includes perspectives from both clinicians and academics.

Presented in three parts, this unique collection explores how the fields of gender and politics have influenced each other, how myth and storytelling craft feminist narratives and how public discussion can amplify feminist theory. The contributions include some which are traditionally theoretical in tone, and some which are uniquely personal, but all work to encounter the female self as an active entity. The book as a whole offers a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary approach to feminism and feminist issues from contemporary voices around the world, as well as a critique of Jung’s essentialist notion of the feminine.

Exploring Depth Psychology and the Female Self will offer insightful perspectives to academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, gender studies and politics. It will also be of great interest to Jungian analysts and psychotherapists, and analytical psychologists.

Table of Contents

Rowland, Preface. Gardner, Introduction. Part 1: Gender in Politics/Politics in Gender. Goss, Gender Difference. Auestad, Sexual counter-revolution, Homophobia and the New Right. Chrzescijanska, From the dark continent to safe space: phantasizing about maternal space. Part 2: Stories. Dawson, The Function of Antigone in Sophocles’ Tragedy. Miller, Still in Search of the Heroine: Becoming Queen. Certeza-Narcida, The Modern Ancients: the intrinsic Feminism of Pre-colonial Philippine Culture. Buchanan, Creating fluid roles: what we learn from Carol Peletier’s development in AMC’s The Walking Dead. Sengupta, Furrows in a Ploughed Field. Wang, The Peony Pavilion as a picture of sexual individuation of Chinese Women. Flowers, Empowered by Myth. Zaphiriou-Zafiri, Women in War Zones and the Archetypal Feminine: from rupture to repair. Part 3: Voices. Schwartz, The female body: Julia Kristeva on the abject in contrast and coincidence with Jungian psychology. Tuley, The jouissance of the ‘nasty women’: Daring to repossess dynamic feminine Desire in a Dangerous World. Maher, Grandmothers: my grandmother, my heroine. Gray, Alternative Visions - Polysemy/Art. Epilogue.

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Leslie Gardner, PhD, is Fellow in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic studies at the University of Essex, UK.

Catriona Miller, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, where she teaches television script writers and media students.