Psychoanalysis and Feminism
A Radical Reassessment of Freudian Psychoanalysis
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Psychoanalysis and Feminism by Juliet Mitchell
Book DescriptionIn 1974, at the height of the women's movement, Juliet Mitchell shocked her fellow feminists by challenging the entrenched belief that Freud was the enemy. She argued that a rejection of psychoanalysis as bourgeois and patriarchal was fatal for feminism. However it may have been used, she pointed out, psychoanalysis is not a recommendation for a patriarchal society, but rather an analysis of one. "If we are interested in understanding and challenging the oppression of women," she says, "we cannot afford to neglect psychoanalysis." In an introduction written specially for this reissue, Mitchell reflects on the changing relationship between these two major influences on twentieth-century thought. Original and provocative, Psychoanalysis and Feminism remains an essential component of the feminist canon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465046089
(204mm x 135mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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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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