Can It Come Undone?: Treating Gender Troubles in Psychoanalytic Discourses

Can It Come Undone?: Treating Gender Troubles in Psychoanalytic Discourses Sex Roles (2012) 66:558–561 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0086-2 BOOK REVIEW Can It Come Undone?: Treating Gender Troubles in Psychoanalytic Discourses The Gendered Unconscious: Can Gender Discourses Subvert Psychoanalysis? By Louise Gyler, New York, Routledge, 2010. 196 pp. $26.95 (hardback). ISBN: 978-0-415-40170-8. Jane Flax Published online: 8 October 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Psychoanalysis is a gendered discourse, as Louise Gyler hypotheses, including ones about sexual difference and points out in her book. Gyler joins generations of feminists gender, regarding the nature of humans. If their clinical who have posited or assented to this proposition (Flax observations are tainted by gender bias, then the conclusions 1990; Mitchell 1974; Shapiro 2002). Gyler notes that about gender difference drawn from them will be inaccurate. psychoanalysis is a gendered discourse in at least two Mistaking preexisting bias, for example, about the best ways. One, beginning with Freud, within its theories gendered division of labor, for empirical fact will distort phallocentric and patriarchal practices are often naturalized psychoanalytic theorizing and support existing social norms and treated as universal truths Too often psychoanalytic regarding appropriate gender roles and heterosexuality that theorists adopt their culture’s norms, echoing normative oppress women and other marginalized subjects, as Gyler constructions Sex Roles Springer Journals

Can It Come Undone?: Treating Gender Troubles in Psychoanalytic Discourses

Sex Roles , Volume 66 (8) – Oct 8, 2011

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