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That Obscure Subject of Desire

Freud's Female Homosexual Revisited, 1st Edition

Edited by Ronnie Lesser, Erica Schoenberg


272 pages

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An interdisciplinary collection of papers on Freud's sixth and final case psychogenesis of a case of homosexuality in a woman. To date this case has received very little attention, which can be seen as a sign of the marginalization of lesbians in both psychoanalytic theory and culture. This text seeks to rectify this neglect, providing a forum where questions surrounding this case can be discussed.

This edition first published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

About the Editors

Ronnie C. Lesser and Erica Schoenberg are psychoanalysts in private practice in New York City and Westchester. Dr. Lesser is co-editor of Disorienting Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Reappraisals of Sexual Identities (Routledge, 1995) and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy. Dr. Schoenberg is a book review editor for the same journal and a supervisor at the Institute for Human Identity.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health