By (author) Juliet Mitchell
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Siblings by Juliet Mitchell
Book DescriptionSiblings 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. In the Western world our thought is completely dominated by a vertical model, by patterns of descent or ascent: mother or father to child, or child to parent. Yet our ideals are a liberty, equality and fraternitya or the a sisterhooda of feminism; our ethnic wars are the violence of a fratricidea . When we grow up, siblings feature prominently in sex, violence and the construction of gender differences but they are absent from our theories. This book examines the reasons for this omission and begins the search for a new paradigm based on siblings and lateral relationships. This book will be essential reading for those studying sociology, psychoanalysis and gender studies. It will also appeal to a wide general readership.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745632216
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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, Hardback (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.
Mad Men and Medusas, Paperback (August 2001)
This is an investigation of the history of hysteria which argues for its resuscitation in understanding the human condition. The author uses her clinical experience, classic case histories and Freud's own self-analysis to show how male hysteria came to be written out of psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalysis and Feminism, Paperback (August 2000)» View all books by Juliet Mitchell
First published in 1974, this book argued that feminism needed to use psychoanalysis to understand the ideological oppression of women.
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Author Biography - Juliet Mitchell
Juliet Mitchell is Professor of Psychoanalysis and Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge and a full member of the International Society of Psychoanalysis.
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