Disorienting Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Reappraisals of Sexual Identities

4.5 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415911979: Disorienting Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Reappraisals of Sexual Identities
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Disorienting Sexuality exposes the biases against gay men and lesbians in psychoanalytic theory and practice. In the introduction, Domenici and Lesser draw a brief history of anti-homosexual sentiment in psychoanalysis. The book then moves into essays written by lesbian and gay psychoanalysts seeking to have a voice in the reshaping of psychoanalytic theories of sexuality. The second section is devoted to presenting different theoretical perspectives for understanding both homosexuality and heterosexuality. Disorienting Sexuality concludes with the personal narratives of gay and lesbian psychoanalysts.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Thomas Domenici is a psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay area and a graduate of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Ronnie C. Lesser is a psychologist in private practice in Westchester and Manhattan and a candidate in the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

Review:

"The essays in this volume are passionate, provocative, often brilliant, always illuminating. Together, they explore the most fundamental questions about the nature of desire, sexuality, gender, and psychoanalytic discourse itself. I cannot imagine a reader who would not come away from this volume with broadened vision and deepened understanding of issues which are among the most central and most vexing in psychoanalysis today."
-Jay Greenberg, Ph. D., Training and Supervising Analyst, William Alanson White Institute and Editor, "Contemporary Psychoanalysis
"This stimulating volume represents a vital piece of work in the transformation of psychoanalysis. Whereas up until now the psychoanalytic discussion of homosexuality has treated it as mainly a condition to be analyzed, these essays, mostly by gay and lesbian analysts, take homosexuality as a position from which to critique established ideas about sexuality and gender. Working with an intimate and sophisticated knowledge of bothclinical practice and contemporary theory, these writings expose crucial problems in our discipline and open up questions of sexuality and gender in important ways.."
-Jessica Benjamin, author of "The Bonds of Love and "Like Subjects, Love Objects
"All of the articles are well documented and are written with authority . . . Recommended."
-"Library Journal
..."an important contribution to the changing views toward sexuality and identity...."
- "Journal of Religion and Health

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 140.00
US$ 119.94

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780415911986: Disorienting Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Reappraisals of Sexual Identities

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0415911982 ISBN 13:  9780415911986
Publisher: Routledge, 1995
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Domenici,Thomas
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415911974 ISBN 13: 9780415911979
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - 313pp - A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 1997305

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 119.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds