Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

Richard C. Edwards

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pp. vii-viii

...Sigmund Freud continues to fascinate, irritate, and stimulate social thinkers a century after he initiated his psychoanalytic studies. Some credit him with having revealed to us the previously hidden dynamics of the unconscious, and they see his...

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Preface

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pp. ix-xii

...In April 1990 I was privileged to present the Blazer Lectures at the University of Kentucky. As seems to be enduringly the case in my work, I reflected upon sex, gender, and psychoanalysis. This volume ties together some of those reflections. In particular, I address two empirical, ideological, and political issues that...

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1. Rethinking Freud on Women

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pp. 1-32

...Psychoanalysis continues to vex and intrigue much of our thinking about gender and sexuality. In recent years, vexation has emerged from many sources. Feminist and gay and lesbian writers have challenged the normative masculinity, masculine bias, devaluation...

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2. Heterosexuality as a Compromise Formation

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pp. 33-69

...This theory of "normal femininity/' an account of the normative desiderata of female development, fits itself best into an account of women in heterosexual relationship to men. Along with a complementary account of male development and character, and with Freud's various accounts of perversion...

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3. Individuality and Difference in How Women and Men Love

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pp. 70-92

...The preceding two chapters have laid out tensions and conflicts in psychoanalytic theories and ideologies of sex and gender. In "Heterosexuality as a Compromise Formation" I pointed out that psychoanalysis provides us a normative—and an empirical (that is, one based on clinical observation)—story that ties...

Notes

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pp. 93-114

References

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pp. 115-126

Index

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pp. 127-132