1 Siblings and Psychoanalysis: an Overview.
2 Did Oedipus have a Sister?.
3 Sister–Brother/Brother–Sister Incest.
4 Looking Sideways: ‘A Child is being Beaten’.
5 The Difference between Gender and Sexual Difference.
6 Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair?.
7 Attachment and Maternal Deprivation: How did John Bowlby Miss the Siblings?.
8 In our Own Times: Sexuality, Psychoanalysis and Social Change.
9 Conclusion: Siblings and the Engendering of Gender.
References and Select Bibliography.
Olwen Hufton University of Oxford
"In 1974, Mitchell’s Psychoanalysis and Feminism offered a major challenge to a resistant Anglo-Saxon feminism with her compelling case that psychoanalysis, most often seen by feminists to be part of the problem, was rather a powerful resource for feminist explanation and understanding of male domination, female oppression. Almost thirty years on, with Siblings, she has made a second, perhaps even more radical intervention. Her analysis of the lateral relations of siblings and peers promises to transform many of the recurrent issues and debates of contemporary feminism. ... This new book offers richly stimulating resources that should fuel feminist scholarship and debate for many years."
Terry Lovell, Warwick University
a highly original book on a completely neglected topic – relations between siblings;
looks again at classic cases in psychoanalysis in terms of a new sibling paradigm;
echoes postmodern concerns with identity and survival and the interchangeability of the sexes;
- written by one of the leading feminist thinkers in the world today.