Freud on Women: A Reader
By now, the lines of battle have become so many and so criss-crossed that it is not easy to see the original causus belli clearly. This anthology will encourage current and new generations of debaters, and discourage the circulation of simplistic versions of what Freud supposedly said about women.
Chronologically arranged, this first volume to collect Freud's writing about women shows clearly how his views arose, then were refined, systematized, and revised. Certain theories stayed constant--such as the notion of universal bisexuality--while others changed. Elisabeth Young-Breuhl, in her comprehensive introduction, illuminates the theory and tracks the core elements. Each selection, based on the James Strachey translation, carries a brief commentary; and an annotated bibliography covers field developments since Freud's death. While appreciating the genius of Freud, this anthology aims not to present a point of view but to allow readers to discern for themselves the evolution of Freud's thinking.
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Freudian scholar Young-Bruehl chronologically assembles Freud's writings on women while remaining mainly neutral regarding feminist critiques of his views. Hoping to "discourage . . . simplistic ... Read full review
Chronology of Freuds Life and Work
Selections from Fragment of an Analysis
Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
Hysterical Phantasies and Their Relation
Civilized Sexual Morality and Modern
Contributions to a Discussion on Masturbation
On Transformations of Instinct as Exemplified
The Taboo of Virginity abridged with excerpts
The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality