In this book, international psychoanalytic writers address the question ‘What do Women Want Today?’ from a variety of lenses, bringing into focus the creative, resilient forces shown by women in their multiple social and psychological tasks.
The book reviews classic psychoanalytic theories about the feminine within a new cultural context. It challenges hegemonic gender prejudices and discusses new conceptions that do not pathologize ‘different’ lifestyles and family configurations. With chapters by leading, international thinkers in the field, this book explores how to think about new feminine scenarios, gender identities, gender dynamics, motherhood, and desire, in light of modern psychoanalytic theories. In presenting how these changing contemporary notions of the feminine challenge classic psychoanalytic theory and practice, this book will compel both training and experienced analysts to think about new psychoanalytic theories and engage with their own prejudices regarding changing notions of the feminine.
Offering ideas relevant to psychoanalysis, sociology, gender studies, psychology, and activism, this book will be of great interest to professionals, teachers and students in addition to any with an interest in psychoanalytic theory and women’s studies.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part 1Part I|26 pages part Part II|40 pages
Current theories about the feminine
chapter 3|16 pages
Liberating “female” from “femininity”
part Part III|72 pages
Gender relations today
chapter 7|29 pages
Women and psychoanalysis across generations and diversities
part Part IV|22 pages
Psychoanalysis in the community
chapter 10|10 pages
Opening space for women to dream and symbolize when facing misogyny
part Part V|29 pages
Contemporary feminine scenarios