Men and Mothers: The Lifelong Struggle of Sons and Their Mothers

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Not all men vie with their fathers for the love of their mothers. In some families the mother becomes the central figure for her son - the father is excluded (or excludes himself) and does not come between mother and son. The main thesis of this book - using clinical vignettes and quotes from the work of Marcel Proust to illustrate the author's points - is that in these cases fantasies of matricide replace patricide. Men develop their male gender identity by being permitted to separate from their mother early on, but when a ...

Men and Mothers: The Lifelong Struggle of Sons and Their Mothers 2012, Karnac Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781780490762

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