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The power of feelings : personal meaning in psychoanalysis, gender, and culture / Nancy J. Chodorow.

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Description: 1 online resource (xi, 328 pages)
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1999.

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  • ISBN: 0300079591
  • ISBN: 030014802X
  • ISBN: 9780300148022
  • ISBN: 9780585327853
  • ISBN: 0585327858
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-318) and index.
Contents: Psychoanalysis. Creating personal meaning: transference, projection, introjection, fantasy -- The anxieties of uncertainty: reflections on the role of the past in psychoanalytic thinking -- Gender. Gender as a personal and cultural construction -- Theoretical gender and clinical gender -- Culture. Selves and emotions as personal and cultural constructions -- The psyche in the field -- Coda on culture: preliminary thoughts on culture in the consulting room -- Conclusions. Psychoanalytic visions of subjectivity.
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Summary: "In the middle of the twentieth century, leading cultural critics and visionaries - Erik Erikson, Lionel Trilling, Herbert Marcuse, and many others - turned to psychoanalysis as a measure of human personal and cultural fulfillment. Now, as we enter a new millennium, Nancy J. Chodorow, well-known feminist theorist and psychoanalyst, takes her place in this line of eminent thinkers and revitalizes their project. Psychoanalysis, she claims, offers in its clinical goals and its vision of possibility insight into the nature of subjectivity and the quality of relations with others. Psychoanalytic theory continues centuries of reflection and speculation about the good life."--Jacket.
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Citation: Chodorow, Nancy. "The power of feelings : personal meaning in psychoanalysis, gender, and culture." New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1999.
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