1st Edition

Gender and Envy

Edited By

Nancy Burke

ISBN 9780415916288
Published August 20, 1998 by Routledge
328 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

General Introduction

PART I--The Emergence of a Point of Tension

1. Sigmund Freud--Some Psychical Consequences of the Anatomical Distinction Between the Sexes
2. Karen Horney--The Flight from Womanhood
3. Melanie Klein--Early Stages of the Oedipus Complex

PART II--Penis Envy: Foundation or Delusion?

4. John A. Friedman--Gender and Envy in Freud's Discourse
5. Luce Irigaray--The Blind Spot of an Old Dream of Symmetry (excerpt from Speculum of the Other Woman)
6. Maria Torok--The Significance of Penis Envy in Women
7. Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel--The Female Castration Complex and Penis Envy (excerpt)
8. Jessica Benjamin--Father and Daughter: Identification with Difference--A Contribution to Gender Heterodoxy

PART III--The Debate Broadens

9. Irene Fast--Developments in Gender Identity: The Original Matrix (Introduction to Gender Identity)
10. Eva Feder Kittay--Mastering Envy: From Freud's Narcissistic Wounds to Bettelheim's Symbolic Wounds to a Vision of Healing
11. Christiane Olivier--In the Beginning Was Freud (and other excerpts from Jocasta's Children)
12. Sigmund Freud--Some Neurotic Mechanisms in Jealousy, Paranoia, and Homosexuality
13. Susan Kavaler-Adler--Vaginal Core or Vampire Mouth: The Visceral Level of Envy in Women: An Exploration of the Protosymbolic Politics of Object Relations

PART IV--Gender and Envy through the Life-Span

14. Robert May--Reflections on Envy, with Special Attention to the College Years
15. Peter Shabad--The Evil Eye of Envy: Parental Possessiveness and the Rivalry for a New Beginning
16. David Gutmann--Male Envy Across the Life-Span

PART V--Gender and Envy in Social and Cultural Life

17. Teresa Brennan--The Foundational Fantasy (excerpt from History After Lacan)
18. Marjorie Garber--Fetish Envy
19. Clayton Koelb--Castration Envy: Nietzche and the Figure of Woman

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Nancy Burke is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School, a Staff Psychologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and a private practitioner in Chicago.


"Nancy Burke has brought psychoanalytic ideas into the present with a rich and rewarding collection. Her organization of the chapters fosters enhanced understanding of the complex issue of relations between men and women in psychological development and social life. This classic volume should be part of the library of professional and student alike." -- Betram J. Cohler, Professor of Psychology, University of Chicago
"Gender and Envy is an exciting book. By constantly crossing the border between clinical psychoanalysis and theory of literature, Nancy Burke builds a road between two bodies of literature and between two groups of thinkers in the question of what makes psychological humanity possible. I recommend its use as a text in psychoanalytic training and as a reader for experienced clinicians." -- Arlene Kramer Richards, author of The Spectrum of Psychoanalysis