shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Sep 23rd - Integrating EMDR into Your Clinical Practice: Five-Day Intensive in Vancouver [Leading Edge Seminars]
Sep 23rd - Mental Health for All CMHA National Conference: Connection Interrupted: Restoring Mental Health in a Fractured World [Canadian Mental Health Association]
Sep 23rd - Digital Media Use in Youth: Mental health and screen time, a force for good or evil? Navigating the tensions between risk and opportunity associated with youth digital media use. [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Sep 24th - Building Recovery Capital in Canada: Building on Our Strengths to Overcome Addiction - Nova Scotia [Last Door Recovery Society]
Sep 24th - Children at the Bedside: Preparing children for the death of someone close to them [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference
Gherovici, Patricia
Routledge / Softcover / 2017-06-01 / 1138818682
Lacan / Queer Theory
reg price: $74.10 our price: $ 62.99
216 pages
In Stock (Ships within one business day)

Drawing from the authorís clinical work with gender-variant patients, Transgender Psychoanalysis: A Lacanian Perspective on Sexual Difference argues for a depathologizing of the transgender experience, whilst offering an original analysis of sexual difference. We are living in a "trans" moment that has become the next civil rights frontier. By unfixing our notions of gender, sex, and sexual identity, challenging normativity and essentialisms, trans modalities of embodiment can help reorient psychoanalytic practice.

This book addresses sexual identity and sexuality by articulating new ideas on the complex relationship of the body to the psyche, the precariousness of gender, the instability of the male/female opposition, identity construction, uncertainties about sexual choiceóin short, the conundrum of sexual difference. Transgender Psychoanalysis features explications of Lacanian psychoanalysis along with considerations on sex and gender in the form of clinical vignettes from Patricia Gherovici's practice as a psychoanalyst. The book engages with popular culture, psychoanalytic literature, including Jacques Lacanís treatments of two transgender patients, and implements close readings uncovering a new ethics of sexual difference.

These explorations have important implications not just for clinicians in psychoanalysis and mental health practitioners but also for transgender theorists and activists, transgender people, and professionals in the trans field. Transgender Psychoanalysis promises to enrich ongoing discourses on gender, sexuality, and identity.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Transamerica

Chapter 2: Depathologizing Trans

Chapter 3: Gender in the Blender

Chapter 4: Bring Sex Back

Chapter 5: Strange Bedfellows: Psychoanalysis and Sexology

Chapter 6: Changing Sex, Changing Psychoanalysis

Chapter 7: A Natural Experiment

Chapter 8: From Trance to Trans in Lacanís Revisions of Hysteria

Chapter 9: Simulation, Expression, and Truth

Chapter 10: The Sweet Science of Transition

Chapter 11: The Singular Universality of Trans

Chapter 12: Portraits in A Two-Way Mirror

Chapter 13: Plastic Sex, the Beauty of It

Chapter 14: That Obscure Object: From Beauty to Excrement

Chapter 15: Freudís Scatalog

Chapter 16: The Art of Artifice

Chapter 17: Clinic of the Clinamen

Chapter 18: Making Life Livable

Chapter 19: Body Trouble

Coda: Phallus Interruptus, or the Snakesí Lesson

About the Author

Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D. is psychoanalyst and award-wining author. Her books include The Puerto Rican Syndrome (Other Press, 2003, Gradiva Award and Boyer Prize), Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism (Routledge, 2010), Lacan On Madness: Madness, Yes You Canít (with Manya Steinkoler, Routledge, 2015), and Lacan, Psychoanalysis, and Comedy (with Manya Steinkoler, Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2019

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail info@cavershambooksellers.com
Hours: 9-6 M-W / 9-7 Th-F / 10-6 Sat / 12-5 Sun EST

search
Click here to read previous issues.
related events
49th ATPPP Scientific Session Ė Laughing at and wi
50th ATPPP Scientific Session 50th ATPPP Scientifi
ATPPP Presenters Past & Present
authors
Gherovici, Patricia
other lists
Lacan
Queer Theory
Routledge
Taylor and Francis