Love, Sexuality, and Matriarchy: About Gender

Front Cover
Fromm International Pub., 1997 - Psychology - 220 pages
0 Reviews
"One of the world's most widely-read psychoanalysts, Erich Fromm was a groundbreaking thinker on gender and sex, issues which have come to have a profound impact on psychology in recent years. He believed that a state of war has existed between the sexes for some six thousand years - a "guerrilla war" which followed the triumph of men over women and reorganized society on the basis of male domination, turning women into the property of men. As long as we fail to acknowledge this state of war dating back to the dawn of history, Fromm said, we will never understand the psychology of men and women." "In Love, Sexuality, and Matriarchy: About Gender his most significant contributions about the problematic relations between men and women, some never before available in English, are brought together for the first time. They reveal Fromm as a pioneer of many of today's most challenging ideas about gender."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A mixed bag of 11 pieces, previously unpublished in English, by the noted German-Jewish-American social psychologist. Fromm (The Art of Loving, Escape from Freedom, etc.) is at his most interesting in ... Read full review


Robert Briffaults Book on Mother Right
Sex and Character 1943
ManWoman 1951

5 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (1997)

Psychologist and philosopher Erich Fromm was born in Frankfurt, Germany on March 23, 1900. He received a Ph.D in sociology from the University of Heidelberg in 1922 and finished his psychoanalytical training at the Psychoanalytical Institute in Berlin in 1930. He started his own clinical practice and joined the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. In 1934, he moved to New York and became a professor at Columbia University. In 1950, he moved to Mexico City and became a professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, where he created a psychoanalytic section at the medical school. He retired from there in 1965 and moved to Muralto, Switzerland in 1974. Throughout his life, Fromm maintained a clinical practice and wrote books. His writings were notable for both their social and political commentary and their philosophical and psychological underpinnings. He became known for linking human personality types with socioeconomic and political structures. His most popular book, The Art of Loving, was first published in 1956 and became an international bestseller. He died on March 18, 1980.

Bibliographic information