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Freudians and Feminists

1st Edition

By Edith Kurzweil


237 pages

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Twenty years ago, few observers would have foreseen that some feminists would once again turn to Freud. But in recent years, the adoption by American feminists of French concepts–especially the ideas of Lacan–has led to new approaches in feminist theory and psychology. This book traces the intellectual history of the interaction between feminists and Freudian thought, charting the essence of psychoanalytic theories through the years to show specific notions were adapted, readapted, and discarded by successive generations of feminists.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- The Early Freudians’ Views of Women -- The Freudian Feminists Cross the Atlantic -- From the Quiet 1950s to the Storm in the 1960s and 1970s -- Feminists’ Views of Freud in the 1970s -- Jacques Lacan and French Feminism -- From American Feminism to French Psychoanalytic Feminism -- Feminism in Germany -- Postmodern Feminism in America -- Conclusion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies