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    Psychoanalytic Feminism

    Baraitser, Lisa (2019) Psychoanalytic Feminism. In: Stavrakakis, Y. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalytic Political Theory. Routledge, pp. 107-121. ISBN 9781138696310.

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    The relationship between psychoanalysis and feminism began in Freud’s lifetime with debates about Freud’s theories of female sexuality, femininity, the maternal, and the centrality of castration in psychic life. The proximity between the two terms emerges again after 1968, when they become entangled with one another historically, each functioning as an internal critique of the other. Feminists of color and queer and transgender theorists push this tension further. Central issues for feminism, such as the question of sexual difference and its relation to other differences, desire, equality, patriarchy, colonialism, autonomy, reproduction, speech, embodiment, and recognition, are both enriched and restrained by psychoanalytic theory and practice, neither able to quite free itself of the other.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2022 13:52
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:19


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