The Bonds of Love

Author: Jessica Benjamin
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307833305
Format: PDF
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Why do people submit to authority and derive pleasure even others have over them? What is the appeal of domination and submission, and why are they so prevalent in erotic life? Why is it so difficult for men and women to meet as equals? Why, indeed, do hey continue to recapitulate the positions of master and slave? In The Bonds of Love, noted feminist theorist and psychoanalyst Jessica Benjamin explains why we accept and perpetuate relationships of domination and submission. She reveals that domination is a complex psychological process which ensnares both parties in bonds of complicity, and shows how it underlies our family life, our social institutions, and especially our sexual relations, in spite of our conscious commitment to equality and freedom.

Encyclopedia of Motherhood

Author: Andrea O'Reilly
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412968461
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the last decade, the topic of motherhood has emerged as a distinct and established field of scholarly inquiry. A cursory review of motherhood research reveals that hundreds of scholarly articles have been published on almost every motherhood theme imaginable. The Encyclopedia of Motherhood is a collection of approximately 700 articles in a three-volume, A-to-Z set exploring major topics related to motherhood, from geographical, historical and cultural entries to anthropological and psychological contributions. In human society, few institutions are as important as motherhood, and this unique encyclopedia captures the interdisciplinary foundation of the subject in one convenient reference. The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource designed to provide an understanding of the complexities of motherhood for academic and public libraries, and is written by academics and institutional experts in the social and behavioural sciences.

Reconceiving Women

Author: Mardy S. Ireland
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898620160
Format: PDF, ePub
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According to recent surveys, approximately 40% of American women between the ages of 18 and 44 do not have children. Yet these women are virtually missing from accounts of women's lives. In this important new work, Mardy Ireland defines a place for women outside the parameters of motherhood and gives voice to the significant number of women who are not mothers. She draws extensively from interviews with over 100 childless women from various ethnic and educational backgrounds, demonstrating the myriad ways they came to view themselves as complete adults without recourse to the traditional defining criteria of motherhood. Her work offers all women--mothers and nonmothers alike--a vision of self-defined adulthood and a recognition that every woman is the subject of her own life. Challenging the assumption of deprivation or deviance that is traditionally applied to childless women in psychological theory and popular culture, Dr. Ireland reframes childlessness as a concept and lays a groundwork for an expanded view of women's identity and psychic development. Using contemporary psychoanalytic theory, she reexamines female identity development and presents a positive interpretation of women who--for whatever reason--are not mothers. To contrast and compare the experiences of her interview subjects, she places them within the changing psychosocial context of the last few decades and catagorizes them according to their reasons for childlessness. Included are: 'traditional' women, who are childless by reasons of infertility or health complications; 'transitional' women, who are not mothers because of delaying circumstances; and 'transformative' women, who have actively chosen not to bear children in order to develop lives beyond the field of motherhood. The legend of Lilith, a creation story of the first woman, described in the last chapter, places both female desire and female power in a longstanding historical and mythic context. Animated by excerpts, quotes, and stories from the many interviews, RECONCEIVING WOMEN: SEPARATING MOTHERHOOD FROM FEMALE IDENTITY is illuminating for general readers and professionals alike. It provides valuable insights for anyone interested in women's studies and the psychology of women, and serves as an excellent textbook for courses in these fields.

The Psyche of Feminism

Author: Catherine M. Peebles
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557533296
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Peebles argues that a feminist ethics, in order to be both feminist and ethical, needs to embrace psychoanalyses. Novels of George Sand, Colette and Nathalie Sarraute are interpreted and analysed with a focus on the relevance of psychoanalyses.

The Problem of the Passions

Author: Cynthia Burack
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814725023
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Women, says conventional wisdom, are warm, nurturing caregivers with an intrinsically enhanced capacity for attachment and compassion. Feminists, says the popular image, are full of rage, devoid of the feelings that are natural to women. How have feminists themselves dealt with this dualism and, more specifically, with the disagreeable passions? What has too often been missing from discussions of women's psychology in social theory is an account of women as ambivalent: both empathic and enraged, loving and hating. The Problem of the Passions fills this void. Examining the work of such feminist theorists as Carol Gilligan, Nancy Chodorow, Jessica Benjamin, and Dorothy Dinnerstein in a new light, Burack argues that feminist social theory can be repaired through attention to the pioneering psychoanalytic work of Melanie Klein. Sure to be of interest to feminists, psychoanalysts, political scientists, and social theorists, The Problem of the Passions is essential reading for anyone concerned with feminism and questions of identity in social thought.

Mythos mit Anwendungen

Author: Tonio Keller
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3848228416
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mythen sind nicht nur alte Geschichten von Helden und Göttern, Mythen prägen uns auch in der Gegenwart. Unsere modernen Mythen heißen zum Beispiel: Geld, Individuum, Gemeinschaft, Liebe, Konkurrenz. Mythen sind geistige Konzepte, mit denen wir unsere erlebte Wirklichkeit strukturieren und uns damit kollektiv eine Ori-entierung schaffen. Ich gehe davon aus, daß wir auf Mythen angewiesen sind, daß wir uns aber unsere Mythen bewußt wählen und gestalten können. Meine Grund-these lautet: Es ist eine fundamentale Aufgabe unserer Zeit, neue zeitgemäße und humane Mythen zu schaffen. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt des Buches ist dem Thema Gemeinschaft und der Überwindung von alten Formen der Hierarchie gewidmet.

Sexuelle St rungen und ihre Behandlung

Author: Volkmar Sigusch
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 3131689447
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Das Standardwerk - Ausführliche Darstellung aller in der Praxis vorkommender Probleme - Die ganze Palette der erfolgreichen Behandlungsverfahren von der einmaligen Sexualberatung über die niederfrequente Sexualtherapie bis hin zur hochfrequenten Psychoanalyse im Liegen, von medizinischen Behandlungen bis hin zu deren Kombination mit Sozial- oder Psychotherapie - Hochkarätiges Autorenteam unter hervorragender Herausgeberschaft