Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-04-06
  • Publisher: Routledge

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According to the popular imagination, psychoanalysis is about men wanting to sleep with their mothers and women wanting penises. Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives tells a different story about what has happened to sex in psychoanalysis over the past century.In the book, a range of distinguished contributors challenge the view that sexuality is nothing other than historically and culturally determined. Introducing the ideas of sexuality from the viewpoint of a number of theoretical schools, they then go on to offer contemporary psychoanalytic views of* Sexuality in childhood* Female and male sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual)* Sexual perversionsSexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives is a comprehensive introduction to the subject, covering its development over the last 100 years, and bringing it up to date for the 21st century. The book will make enlightening and essential reading for both professional and students involved in psychoanalyis, psychotherapy and counselling.

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors vii
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction: Making sense of sexuality 1(17)
Celia Harding
Locating and relocating psychoanalytic ideas of sexuality
Robert M. Young
Sexuality and object relations
Robert Royston
`No sex, please--we're British': sexuality in English and French psychoanalysis
Susan Budo
The madness of love: a Jungian perspective on sexuality
Jean Thomson
Of bodies and babies: sexuality and sexual theories in childhood and adolescence
Ann Horne
Women's sexuality in the new millennium
Marie Maguiri
Celebrating the phallus
Warren Colman
The internal couple and the Oedipus complex in the development of sexual identity and sexual perversion
David Morgan
Genital and phallic homosexuality
Steven Mendoza
The power of sex
Celia Harding
Index 189

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