Female Sexuality: The Early Psychoanalytic Controversies

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Russell Grigg, Dominique Hecq, Craig Edward Smith
Other Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Psychology - 304 pages
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Assembled here for the first time are the papers that laid the groundwork for contemporary psychoanalytic womens studies and gender theory. Written between 1917 and 1935 by some of the most influential thinkers in this fieldMelanie Klein, Karl Abraham, Joan Riviere, Ernest Jones, and othersthese papers cover a range of topics, including mothering, passivity, hysteria, masochism, object choice, and the complex relationship between gender and biology. Russell Griggs accessible, scholarly introduction elucidates both their historical importance, as well as their continuing relevance to the topic of female sexuality.

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Russell Grigg lectures in philosophy and is the co-ordinator of psychoanalytic studies at Deakin University, Australia. Dr Grigg has a PhD in psychoanalysis and has published extensively on psychoanalysis. He is also known for his translations of the seminars of Jacques Lacan. He is currently a psychoanalyst in private practice.

Dominique Hecq is a research fellow in psychoanalytic studies at Deakin University, Australia. Dr Hecq has a PhD in literature and a background in French and German, with qualifications in translating. She has published in the field of literary studies and has had her own stories and poetry published.

Craig Smith was born in South Africa. Apart from some years in the UK and months in the US Craig Smith has lived most of his life there. Having a wild imagination from ever since he could remember he finally decided to take advantage of it when he was 19, and began writing seriously. Since then he has written 2 novels, numerous short stories and started 3 other novels. He hopes to finish them all sometime this decade. His most exciting project at the moment is a post apocalyptic novel with 3 other South African writers called Crumbling Ruins. His titles include: The Red Stone, Zoolin Vale and the Chalice of Ringstar, Allen the Alien, Anna's Ghost, and Aussie Soldier. In 2015 his title's, My Daddy Ate an Apple, The Wonky Donkey, Eating, Edmonds Beginner's Cookbook and Willbee the Bumblebee made The New Zealand High Profile List.

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