Genders & Sexualities in Minds & Cultures is a book series whose scholarship is situated in the transdisciplinary spaces of psychoanalysis and cultural theory. Aiming to illuminate both theorized and lived experiences of gender and sexuality, the series privileges the exploration of human experience as conceived intersectionally; favoring work that sutures categories of difference such as ‘race’, social class, religion and disability. The series aims to attract leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe who are interested in a dialogue between psychoanalysis and the academic study of genders and sexualities. It also seeks to introduce the scholarship of emerging authors who are engaged with psychoanalytic theory and/or practice.
Several academic presses have created book series specifically examining genders and sexualities from different theoretical and disciplinary perspectives. Whilst many take psychoanalytic theory as a foundational form of inquiry, few are edited or written by trained analysts or clinicians. Most such books rely on the work of a standard array of psychoanalytic theorists, i.e. Freud, Lacan, Jung, Guattari, and Laplanche, but may not consider and integrate contemporary psychoanalytic theory as it emerges from the clinic. What is missed is the unique contributions that advances in psychoanalytic theory and clinical work have to offer and, in turn, a way to compel the interest of practicing clinicians and further the knowledge of academics whose interest is captured by traditional psychoanalytic ideas.
Genders & Sexualities in Minds & Cultures brings together contemporary research, theory and practice from both academy and clinic, using psychoanalysis as the fulcrum that complicates and deepens our conceptualizations of genders and sexualities. As a series edited by four individuals whose work spans both the clinical and academic domains, GSMC offers a wider and diverse engagement with newer theories of psychoanalysis. Further, the clinical sensibilities informing this book series make it accessible and useful to a wider audience.
Notes about the Series Editors:
Muriel Dimen, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at New York University, Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and an Executive Editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality. She is the author most recently of the Sexuality Intimacy Power (2003), winner of the Canadian Psychological Association Goethe Award and the edited collection With Culture in Mind: Psychoanalytic Stories (2011), both from Routledge.
Katie Gentile is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Director of the Gender Studies Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York). She is the author of Creating bodies: Eating disorders as self-destructive survival and The business of being made: The temporalities of reproductive technologies in psychoanalysis and cultures, both from Routledge, and co-editor of the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on eating disorders, sexual and racial/cultural violence, intimate partner violence, participatory action research, boundary violations, and the cultural and psychic production of temporalities around reproduction and fetal personhood. She is on the faculty of New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, in private practice in New York City, and a violinist who has recorded and toured with a number of bands.
Lisa Baraitser is a Reader in Psychosocial Studies in the Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, and a psychotherapist in independent practice. She is author of Maternal Encounters: The Ethics of Interruption (Routledge, 2009); Enduring Time: Care and Waiting in the End Times (2016, forthcoming, Bloomsbury) and the edited collection: A Feeling for Things: Conversations in and around the work of Jane Bennett (Punctum Books, 2016, forthcoming) with Michael O'Rourke. She is co-editor of Studies in the Maternal (Open Library of the Humanities) and Studies in Gender and Sexuality (Taylor and Francis) and co-founder of the international research network MaMSIE (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics). She has published widely on motherhood and maternal subjectivity, gender and sexuality, psychoanalytic theory and temporality.
Stephen Hartman, Ph.D., chairs the faculty at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and supervises trainees at the Access Institute for Psychological Services in San Francisco where he works in private practice. He is co-editor of Studies in Gender and Sexuality and an associate editor for Psychoanalytic Dialogues. Stephen also co-edits the recently launched Psychoanalytic Dialogues Blog: www.psychoanalyticdialoguesblog.wordpress.com. He currently writes about the interface of digital culture and psychoanalysis, and he is the author of several articles that concern the recursive interaction of psychic life with social and political experience.
By Katie Gentile
December 17, 2015
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