Feminism and Psychoanalysis

Feminism and Psychoanalysis

WOMEN ANALYZE WOMEN: IN FRANCE, ENGLAND,
AND THE UNITED STATES, by Elaine Hoffman
Baruch and Lucienne J. Serrano. New York: New
York University Press, 1988.

THE BONDS OF LOVE: PSYCHOANALYSIS, FEMINISM.
AND THE PROBLEM OF DOMINATION, by Jessica
Benjamin. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988.

Reconciling psychoanalytic theory with feminism is no easy task. These two books come to the rescue. In the first, Baruch and Serrano present us with interviews with women analysts from France, Britain,, and the United States, who not only tell how they use psychoanalytic theory in their analyses of women but also how they adapt psychoanalysis to a feminist orientation. At the same time, the interviews reveal some national differences in psychoanalytic thought and intellectual orientation. The authors chose nine women from France

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