Fixing Gender

Fixing Gender

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Fixing Gender uses psychoanalysis to explore the theoretical implications for the gendering of the human subject that arise from the situation of lesbians raising children from birth. The book engages with feminist psychoanalytic debates about gender development and the role played by the Oedipus complex in the formation of gender identity. Through an examination of literature on homosexuality and pyschoanalysis, it offers a new intervention into the conceptualization and work of gender while using lesbian motherhood as a focal point for the discussion.Freuda#39;s analysis of Hansa#39;s relationship to his penis begins in Freuda#39;s assumptions about the centrality of the penis to ... statement that as he grows up his widdler will also get larger as a statement of dissatisfaction with the size of his penis (34).

Title:Fixing Gender
Author:Natasha Distiller
Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson - 2011-04-01


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