Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis

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Tim Dean, Christopher Lane
University of Chicago Press, Jun 1, 2001 - Social Science - 476 pages
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Why has homosexuality always fascinated and vexed psychoanalysis? This groundbreaking collection of original essays reconsiders the troubled relationship between same-sex desire and psychoanalysis, assessing homosexuality's status in psychoanalytic theory and practice, as well as the value of psychoanalytic ideas for queer theory. The contributors, each distinguished clinicians and specialists, reexamine works by Freud, Klein, Reich, Lacan, Laplanche, and their feminist and queer revisionists. Sharing a commitment to conscious and unconscious forms of homosexual desire, they offer new perspectives on pleasure, perversion, fetishism, disgust, psychosis, homophobia, AIDS, otherness, and love. Including two previously untranslated essays by Michel Foucault, Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis will interest cultural theorists, psychoanalysts, and anyone concerned with the fate of sexuality in our time.

Contributors:
Lauren Berlant
Leo Bersani
Daniel L. Buccino
Arnold I. Davidson
Tim Dean
Jonathan Dollimore
Brad Epps
Michel Foucault
Lynda Hart
Jason B. Jones
Christopher Lane
H. N. Lukes
Catherine Millot
Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Ellie Ragland
Paul Robinson
Judith Roof
Joanna Ryan
Ramón E. Soto-Crespo
Suzanne Yang

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Tim Dean is an associate professor of English and interpretive theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Beyond Sexuality and Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious.

Christopher Lane is an associate professor of English and director of psychoanalytic studies at Emory University. He is the author of The Ruling Passion and The Burdens of Intimacy, and editor of The Psychoanalysis of Race.

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