Mothers and Daughters and the Origins of Female Subjectivity

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Mothers and Daughters and the Origins of Female Subjectivity challenges the theory of the Oedipus complex, which permeates psychoanalytic theory, psychology, semiotics and cultural studies. The book focuses on the re-examination of women s development through the theories of primitive mental states. Women s subjectivity has been profoundly limited by continuing anxieties about the mother s body. Jane Van Buren describes how women are gradually escaping the curse of inferiority and finding a voice, enabling the mother to ...

Mothers and Daughters and the Origins of Female Subjectivity 2007, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415386746

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Mothers and Daughters and the Origins of Female Subjectivity 2007, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415386739

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