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Description - Psychoanalysis And Feminism by Juliet Mitchell

A groundbreaking book-the first to argue that feminism must draw on psychoanalysis to understand the ideological oppression of women.. In 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 Details

ISBN: 9780465046089
ISBN-10: 0465046088
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 129mm x 37mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Basic Books
Publish Date: 11-Sep-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 centre. 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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