Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective

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Yale University Press, Mar 7, 1990 - Psychology - 296 pages
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An essential resource for clinicians wishing guidelines for evaluating males with conflicts involving sexual orientation and for researchers and students of sexual behavior, this book is the first to integrate recent psychobiological, gender identity, and family studies with psychoanalytic theory.
  

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Contents

Psychobiological Considerations
11
Gender Identity and Male Homosexuality
33
Freuds Three Essays Revisited
49
PART
79
HomosexualityHeterosexuality and Obsessional Character
96
Bisexuality Obsessional Character Neurosis and Borderline
126
Masochism and Sexual Orientation
143
Homosexuality and Paranoid Psychopathology
164
Adolescence
202
PART FOUR Theoretical Issues and Conclusion
225
Gender Identity and the Sense of Masculinity
227
Male Sexual Fantasy Differentiation
241
Sexual Fantasy Ego and Self
249
Hierarchy and Sexual Orientation
259
Psychoanalysis Science and Homosexuality
268
References
275

Further Reflections
180
PART THREE Developmental Considerations
189
Childhood
191

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About the author (1990)

Richard C. Friedman, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Weill Medical College, Cornell University and a lecturer at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the author of "Male Homosexuality: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspective."

Jennifer I. Downey, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Friedman and Downey have coauthored numerous articles on psychoanalysis and sexuality and coedited "Masculinity and Sexuality." They are psychoanalysts in private practice in New York City.

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