According to the popular imagination, psychoanalysis is about men wanting to sleep with their mothers and women wanting penises. Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives tells a different story about what has happened to sex in psychoanalysis over the past century.
In the book, a range of distinguished contributors challenge the view that sexuality is nothing other than historically and culturally determined. Introducing the ideas of sexuality from the viewpoint of a number of theoretical schools, they then go on to offer contemporary psychoanalytic views of Sexuality in childhood, Female and male sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual), Sexual perversions.
Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Perspectives is a comprehensive introduction to the subject, covering its development over he last 100 years, and bringing it up to date for the 21st Century. The book will make enlightening and essential reading for both professionals and students involved in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and counseling.
Acknowledgments. List of Contributors. Introduction: C. Harding, Making Sense of Sexuality. R. Young, Locating and Relocating Psychoanalytic Ideas of Sexuality. R. Royston, Sexuality and Object Relations. S. Budd, 'No Sex Please - We're British': Aspects of Sexuality in British and French Psychoanlysis. J. Thomson, The Madness of Love: A Jungian Perspective on Sexuality. A. Horne, Of Bodies and Babies - Sexuality and Sexual Theories in Childhood and Adolescence. M. Maguire, Women's Sexuality in the New Millenium. W. Colman, Celebrating the Phallus. D. Morgan, The Internal Couple and the Oedipus Complex in the Development of Normal and Perverse Sexuality. S. Mendoza, Genital and Phallic Homosexuality. C. Harding, The Power of Sex.