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    Psychoanalysis and politics: Juliet Mitchell, then and now

    Segal, Lynne (2001) Psychoanalysis and politics: Juliet Mitchell, then and now. Studies in Gender and Sexuality 2 (4), pp. 327-344. ISSN 1524-0657.

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    Feminism and psychoanalysis have been in constant dialogue over the last four decades, and Juliet Mitchell has played a critical role in instigating and shaping that conversation. Yet her own work incorporates some of the most contentious aspects of it. Here I explore her latest book, Madmen and Medusas, to reflect upon why the relationship between her work and that dialogue remains so troubled. This exploration enables me to consider, once more, the contrasts between psychoanalytic perspectives that focus upon kinship, ideology, and symbolic structures and those which stress the historical contingency of gender categories.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 14:21
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:35


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