Sexual Difference: Masculinity and Psychoanalysis

Synopsis

Sexual Difference is a critical exploration of psychoanalytic theories of sexual difference.In particular it explores the way in which masculinity is expressed in theory and practice.Developing from the unsettling impact of these issues on the author's own professional practice, Stephen Frosh examines how the very language and structure of psychoanalysis are loaded with assumptions about gender.Employing both Kleinian and Lacanian theoretical perspectives this book critically examines these approacheds to sexial difference.In addition, it discusses the application of these issues in the practice of treating sexual violence and in cases of child secual abuse.Sexual Difference will be of value to all trainees and professionals in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychology and social work, as well as all those with an interest in `masculinity', `femininity' and their effects.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1994