Description - Shadow of the Other by Jessica Benjamin
This text is a discussion of how the individual has two sorts of relationships with an "other" - other individuals. The first regards the other as a seperate but equivalent centre of being who can be known and can recognize oneself in return. The second uses the other as a mental repository for unwanted characteristics cast from the self. The author shows the implications of this dual relationship for male/female hierarchy and offers a possibility for balancing the two. The book continues the author's explorations of the themes of intersubjectivity and gender, taking up issues at the forefront of debates in feminist theory and psychoanalysis.
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Author Biography - Jessica Benjamin
Jessica Benjamin is a psychoanalyst in New York City, where she is on the faculty of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is the author of Bonds of Love (1988) and Like Objects, Love Objects (1995).