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
Feb 3rd - Its a Beautiful Day in the Playborhood [Core Wellness]
Feb 9th - Interrupting the Vicious Cycle of Toxic Stories in Addictions and Trauma Treatment [Leading Edge Seminars]
Mar 6th - Playing and Becoming in Psychoanalysis [Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP)]
May 1st - American Psychiatric Association 174th annual meeting, Los Angeles [APA]
Jun 17th - IARPP Conference 2021 - Expanding Our Clinical Experiences: The Spoken, Unspoken and Unspeakable in Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy [IARPP]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Due to Covid-19, we are now open only for deliveries and pickups. Still free shipping across Canada for orders over $50. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Sexual Difference in Debate: Bodies, Desires, and Fictions
Fiorini, Leticia Glocer
Routledge | a Karnac book / Softcover / 2017-03-01 / 1782204229
Psychoanalysis
reg price: $61.95 our price: $ 55.76 (may be subject to change)
224 pages
Not in Stock, but usually ships within 2-3 weeks

Now well into the twenty-first century, relevant changes in symbolic codes that organize social bonds are observed. Important modifications regarding the model of the nuclear family in Western society, the vicissitudes of desire and changing identities, as well as advances in biotechnology and informatics, are leading to a re-consideration of previously accepted concepts of the masculine-feminine polarity and the notion of sexual difference.

In this context, new forms of subjectivity--including sexual and gender migrations--open an inquiry regarding the way these presentations challenge traditional psychoanalytic theories. Thus, an opportunity emerges to investigate the whole spectrum of subjectivities that have no place in orthodox masculine-feminine duality, and to think about these matters beyond reductionist moralities yet avoiding acritical positions.

The greater part of this book focuses on a critical analysis of the logics and ways of thinking supporting both explicit and implicit theories of sexual difference and the masculine/feminine pair. These theories may be private or collective; conscious, preconscious, or unconscious. They impact heavily on interpretations and constructions made in analytic practice, while they also affect transference-countertransference patterns.

This conceptual analysis reviews the Freudian oeuvre as well as the work of other significant authors, post-Freudian and contemporary, that have contributed specifically to this topic. The concept of sexual difference contains a persistent problem: binary, dichotomous thinking and its blind spots and aporias. For this reason, the author has turned to other epistemologies that offer novel forms to think about the same problems, such as the paradigm of hyper-complexity, as well as thinking at intersections and limits between different categories. The objective is to rethink the construction of sexed subjectivity and its conflict with consensual ideals and legalities, by means of focusing on problems triggered by the notion of sexual difference, but also considering alternative epistemological approaches to it.

About the Author:

Leticia Glocer Fiorini is a training psychoanalyst of the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association. She is the author of The Feminine and the Complex Thought, and editor of The Other in the Intersubjective Field and Time, History and Structure: A Psychoanalytical Approach. Among other contributions in psychoanalytic journals she has published "The Enigma of the Sexual Difference" in Feminine Scenarios; "Assisted Fertilization, New Problems" in Prevention in Mental Health; "The Sexed Body and the Real, its meaning in Transsexualism" in Masculine Scenarios; "Psychoanalysis and Gender, Convergences and Divergences" in Psychoanalysis and Gender Relations; and "The Bodies of Present-day Maternity" in Motherhood in the Twenty-first Century.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / 12-5 Sun (EST)

search
Click here to read previous issues.
related events
ATPPP Presenters Past & Present
authors
Glocer Fiorini, Leticia
other lists
Karnac Books
Psychoanalysis
Routledge
Taylor and Francis