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Women''s Bodies in Psychoanalysis.

By: Balsam, Rosemary M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (225 p.).ISBN: 9781135137021.Subject(s): Body image in women | Body image in women | Human body | Human body | Psychophysiology | Women - Physiology | Women -- Physiology | Women - Psychology | Women -- Psychology | Women and psychoanalysis | Women and psychoanalysisGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women''s Bodies in PsychoanalysisDDC classification: 155.333 | 616.8917 LOC classification: BF175 .B24 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Women's Bodies in Psychoanalysis; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1 A language of silence?; Chapter 2 Women talking; Chapter 3 The vanished pregnant body; Chapter 4 The pregnant mother and her daughter's body image; Chapter 5 Childbirth; Chapter 6 Childbirth in vivo; Chapter 7 Anatomy, desire, muscles, and bellies; Chapter 8 Sisters and brothers; Chapter 9 Daughters and sons; Chapter 10 Infant daughters and fathers as primary caretakers; Chapter 11 Some implications for theory; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Why has the female body been marginalised in psychoanalysis, with a focus on female problems and pains only? How can we begin to think about body pleasure, power, competition and aggression as normal in females? In Women''s Bodies in Psychoanalysis, Rosemary Balsam argues that re-tracing theoretical steps back to the biological body''s attributes is fruitful in searching for the clues of our mental development. She shows that the female biological body, across female gender variants and sexual preferences, including the ''vanished pregnant body'', has been largely overlooked in previous studies. It is how we weave these images of the body into our everyday lives that informs our gendered patterning. These details about being female free up gender studies in the postmodern era to think about the body''s contribution to gender - rather than continuing the familiar postmodern trend to repudiate biology and perpetuate the divide between the physical and the mental.There are four main areas explored: clinical contributions on female development assessments of past and present psychoanalytic theories in relation to the body inner portraits of gender building blocks a conscious and unconscious focus on the potentially procreative female body. Women''s Bodies in Psychoanalysis will be of particular interest to psychodynamic, psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic practitioners, teachers, students, feminist academicians, college undergraduates, graduates and faculty in women''s studies and gender studies. Rosemary Balsam is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine; Staff Psychiatrist, Yale University Student Mental Health and Counselling Services; Training and Supervising Analyst, Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis.
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Women's Bodies in Psychoanalysis; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1 A language of silence?; Chapter 2 Women talking; Chapter 3 The vanished pregnant body; Chapter 4 The pregnant mother and her daughter's body image; Chapter 5 Childbirth; Chapter 6 Childbirth in vivo; Chapter 7 Anatomy, desire, muscles, and bellies; Chapter 8 Sisters and brothers; Chapter 9 Daughters and sons; Chapter 10 Infant daughters and fathers as primary caretakers; Chapter 11 Some implications for theory; Bibliography; Index

Why has the female body been marginalised in psychoanalysis, with a focus on female problems and pains only? How can we begin to think about body pleasure, power, competition and aggression as normal in females? In Women''s Bodies in Psychoanalysis, Rosemary Balsam argues that re-tracing theoretical steps back to the biological body''s attributes is fruitful in searching for the clues of our mental development. She shows that the female biological body, across female gender variants and sexual preferences, including the ''vanished pregnant body'', has been largely overlooked in previous studies. It is how we weave these images of the body into our everyday lives that informs our gendered patterning. These details about being female free up gender studies in the postmodern era to think about the body''s contribution to gender - rather than continuing the familiar postmodern trend to repudiate biology and perpetuate the divide between the physical and the mental.There are four main areas explored: clinical contributions on female development assessments of past and present psychoanalytic theories in relation to the body inner portraits of gender building blocks a conscious and unconscious focus on the potentially procreative female body. Women''s Bodies in Psychoanalysis will be of particular interest to psychodynamic, psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic practitioners, teachers, students, feminist academicians, college undergraduates, graduates and faculty in women''s studies and gender studies. Rosemary Balsam is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine; Staff Psychiatrist, Yale University Student Mental Health and Counselling Services; Training and Supervising Analyst, Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis.

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