The Resource The interpretation of the flesh : Freud and femininity, Teresa Brennan

The interpretation of the flesh : Freud and femininity, Teresa Brennan

Label
The interpretation of the flesh : Freud and femininity
Title
The interpretation of the flesh
Title remainder
Freud and femininity
Statement of responsibility
Teresa Brennan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 'riddle of femininity', like Freud's reference to women's sexuality as a 'dark continent', has been treated as a romantic aside or a sexist evasion rather than as a problem to be solved. In this first comprehensive study, Teresa Brennan suggests that by placing these ideas in the context of Freud's work as a whole, we will begin to understand why femininity was such a riddle for Freud. Brennan argues that by turning to Freud's work and his concrete questions about femininity, a psychical state which occurs in men and women alike, the problem is clearly a soluble one, provided that Freud's concern with energy is taken into account. The real riddle of femininity is as much a problem for thinking about physicality as a problem for the subject who suffers from what Freud described as 'femininity's negative effects on curiosity, intelligence and activity
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
155.3/33
Index
index present
LC call number
BF175.5.F45
LC item number
B74 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The interpretation of the flesh : Freud and femininity, Teresa Brennan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The riddle of femininity. Freud's two theories of femininity. Metapsychology and the two 'spatial' topographies. Psychical reality: time lost. Memory guide -- 2. The riddle's repression. Freud's three papers on femininity, female sexuality, and the 'Great Debate'. Subsequent developments. The second debate. Freud's last words -- 3. The division of attention. The Studies on hysteria. The divergence from Breuer. Constructed inertia. The defence of repression -- 4. The involution of the drives. The analogy theory and the libido. The quantitative factor. The unclear origins of the drives. Involution: femininity and the 1911 theory of the ego. Hypothesizing -- 5. The original superego. Freud and the Superego. Freud and Klein. Love and Hate. Masochism -- 6. Conclusion: the riddle again
Control code
ocm51494036
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203011102
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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ebl161137
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.b36047107
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51494036
  • pebcs0203011104

Library Locations

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