Mad Men and Medusas
By (author) Juliet Mitchell
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Mad Men and Medusas by Juliet Mitchell
Book DescriptionIn this eagerly anticipated new work, the author of the classic Psychoanalysis and Feminism argues that we must reclaim hysteria to have a full understanding of the human condition.. This worthy successor to Juliet Mitchell's pathbreaking Psychoanalysis and Feminism is both a defense of the long-dismissed diagnosis of hysteria as a centerpiece of the human condition and a plea for a new understanding of the influence of sibling and peer relationships.In Mad Men and Medusas Mitchell traces the history of hysteria, arguing that we need to reclaim hysteria to understand how distress and trauma express themselves in different societies and different times. Mitchell convincingly demonstrates that although hysteria may have disappeared as a disease, it is still a critical factor in understanding psychological development through the life cycle.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465046140
(236mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Juliet Mitchell
Woman's Estate, Paperback (December 2014)
Combining the energy of the early seventies feminist liberation movement, with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, Women's Estate is one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time.
Siblings, Paperback (November 2003)
Siblings and all the lateral relationships that follow from them are clearly important and their interaction is widely observed, particularly in creative literature. Yet in the social, psychological and political sciences, there is no theoretical paradigm through which we might understand them.
Psychoanalysis and Feminism, Paperback (August 2000)
First published in 1974, this book argued that feminism needed to use psychoanalysis to understand the ideological oppression of women.
Feminine Sexuality, Paperback / softback (March 1985)» View all books by Juliet Mitchell
Jacques Lacan is arguably the most controversial psychoanalyst of our time.
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Author Biography - Juliet Mitchell
Juliet Mitchell, the author of Psychoanalysis and Feminism, is currently a visiting professor in Comparative Literature at Yale University, where she is also a Fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center. She is a university lecturer in Gender and Society at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Jesus College. She lives in London and Cambridge.
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