Female Sexuality: The Early Psychoanalytic Controversies


Assembled here for the first time are the papers that laid the groundwork for contemporary psychoanalytic womens studies and gender theory. Written between 1917 and 1935 by some of the most influential thinkers in this field Melanie Klein, Karl Abraham, Joan Riviere, Ernest Jones, and othersthese papers cover a range of topics, including mothering, passivity, hysteria, masochism, object choice, and the complex relationship between gender and biology. Russell Griggs accessible, scholarly introduction elucidates both their historical importance, as well as their continuing relevance to the topic of female sexuality.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • August Stärcke
  • Karl Abraham
  • Helene Deutsch
  • Karen Horney
  • Josine Müller
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1999


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