'Human identity, sexual identity, primary and secondary identification, object choice, narcissism - all of these lie on a continuum with homosexuality, transsexualism, transvestism, heterosexuality and asexuality. Concepts on sexuality and gender are outlined anew in an interplay of theoretical and clinical networks, with the aim of increasing the efficiency of analytic praxis freed from prejudice and monolithic convention.'- the author, from the Foreword Masculine Scenarios is the third volume in a unique series edited by the author for the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the International Psychoanalytical Association. Providing a forum for exploration and discussion of diverse issues relating to gender constructs, sexuality, and sexual identity, the series brings together an internationally renowned group of contributors trained in the psychoanalytic tradition. Masculine Scenarios concentrates on issues regarding the psychic world of men and male sexuality. The construction of gender identity, the battle of the sexes, transsexualism, homosexuality and masculinity are some of the topics discussed in this inspiring book.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Sex and gender: the battle between body and soul -- Men and their bedrock: “repudiation of femininity” -- What do men want? -- Male sexuality and mental void -- Offending gender—being and wanting in male same-sex desire -- The battle of the sexes -- The loneliness of the homosexual -- The presence of males in abortion discourse and practices -- The sexed body and the real—its meaning in transsexualism -- Masculinity revisited: a self-deconstruction -- Boy’s envy of mother and the consequences of this narcissistic mortification 1