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Feminism and Psychoanalysis: A Critical Dictionary

ISBN: 978-0-631-18347-1
504 pages
November 1992, Wiley-Blackwell
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Feminism and Psychoanalysis: A Critical Dictionary is of major interest to those who are aware of the breadth of its two component areas, and wish to explore the common ground between them more intensively.
Entries deal with concepts from and significant figures in psychoanalysis, issues of sexual politics that intersect with psychoanalysis, feminist aesthetics and criticism which both use and challenge psychoanalytic thought. Each entry concludes with a short, carefully selected list of further reading.
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Table of Contents


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Author Information

Elizabeth Wright is Lecturer and Fellow in German at Girton College, Cambridge. Her main work has been in psychoanalytic literary criticism and she has written extensively in this area. Her books include Psychoanalytic Criticism: Theory in Practice (1984) and Postmodern Brecht: A Re-Presentation (1989).

Advisory Editors:

Dianne Chisholm, Assistant Professor of English, University of Alberta.

Juliet Flower MacCannell, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of California at Irvine.

Margaret Whitford, Reader in French, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

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The Wiley Advantage

* Charts the intersection of feminism and psychoanalysis via a number of domains which establish crucial themes and allow theory and practice to work upon each other.
* Questions the role of psychoanalysis in enabling women to challenge the forms of representation that constrain and oppress them.
* Introduces the key literature in feminism and psychoanalysis.
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"Not only a work of reference, but an indispensable guide to the territory of feminist argument." Parveen Adams, Brunel University

"The entries are written by many of the best writers in the field; the bibliographies are invaluable ... Does an excellent job naming and covering the variety of issues at stake." Jane Gallop, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

"Impeccably researched, as well as lucidly written." Madelon Sprengnether, University of Minnesota

"This Dictionary will be an essential resource for anyone undertaking research in the area of 'feminism and psychoanalysis'." Morag Shiach, British Journal of Psychotherapy

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