In 1974, at the height of the women's movement, Juliet Mitchell shocked her fellow feminists by challenging the entrenched belief that Freud was the enemy. She argued that a rejection of psychoanalysis as bourgeois and patriarchal was fatal for feminism. However it may have been used, she pointed out, psychoanalysis is not a recommendation for a patriarchal society, but rather an analysis of one. qIf we are interested in understanding and challenging the oppression of women, q she says, qwe cannot afford to neglect psychoanalysis.q In an introduction written specially for this reissue, Mitchell reflects on the changing relationship between these two major influences on twentieth-century thought. Original and provocative, Psychoanalysis and Feminism remains an essential component of the feminist canon.Original and provocative, Psychoanalysis and Feminism remains an essential component of the feminist canon.
|Title||:||Psychoanalysis and Feminism|
|Publisher||:||Basic Books - 2008-11-06|