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By Ellen L.K. Toronto,Joann Ponder,Kristin Davisson,Maurine Kelber Kelly

ISBN-10: 1138194964

ISBN-13: 9781138194960

Gender and body-based differences stay a defining portion of women’s identities, either in psychoanalytic remedy and in existence. even supposing ladies have made growth in lots of components, their prestige in the human group has remained risky and topic to societal whim. A Womb of Her Own brings jointly a exclusive team of participants to discover, from a psychoanalytic viewpoint, the ways that women’s sexual and reproductive features, and their our bodies, are considered as societal and patriarchal estate, now not because the ownership of person girls. It additional examines how girls were considered because the "other" and therefore develop into the focal point of mistreatment resembling rape, sexual slavery, limit of copy rights, and ongoing societal repression. ?

Postmodern gender theories have significantly stronger realizing of the fluidity of gender and freed girls from repressive stereotypes, but attention has shifted in advance from the ability differential that keeps to exist among women and men. sooner than the male/female binary is transcended, the constraints imposed upon girls by way of the nonetheless triumphing patriarchal order has to be addressed. To this finish, A Womb of Her Own addresses concerns corresponding to the superiority of rape tradition and its ancient roots; the connection of the LGBT circulate to feminism; present sexual practices equivalent to sexting and tattooing and their intending to ladies; reproductive matters together with infertility; adoption; postpartum melancholy and the particular event of birthing—all from the views of girls. The ebook additionally explores the cultural definitions of motherhood, and how such definitions set exacting criteria either for the suitable face of motherhood and for ladies mostly.

While women’s designated anatomy and biology have traditionally contributed to their oppression in a patriarchal society, it's the exploration and illumination of those functions from their very own point of view that would permit women to declare and keep an eye on them as their very own. protecting a wide, topical diversity of latest topics, A Womb of Her Own will entice psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, in addition to students and scholars of gender and women’s experiences.

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