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Introduction The Seen of Difference Re-Sighting the Performative
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The radical promise of psychoanalytic thought lies in its destabilization of oppositions such as masculinelfeminine or hetero/homo. There is, for example, a leading emphasis in Freud's sexual theories on bisexuality, continua, degrees ofdifference rather than on absolute, ineradicable difference.Yet, there is also much ambivalence-perhaps even constitutive ambivalence-on this

front. At the same the absolute difference between "man" polarization: when he repeats what he alignment of masculinity with when he asserts that the "truest" type of shifts gears in the Three Essays to make of female and male sexual development."