Homosexuality And Psychoanalysis

Paperback | June 1, 2001

EditorTim Dean

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Why has homosexuality always fascinated and vexed psychoanalysis? This groundbreaking collection of original essays reconsiders the troubled relationship between same-sex desire and psychoanalysis, assessing homosexuality's status in psychoanalytic theory and practice, as well as the value of psychoanalytic ideas for queer theory. The contributors, each distinguished clinicians and specialists, reexamine works by Freud, Klein, Reich, Lacan, Laplanche, and their feminist and queer revisionists. Sharing a commitment to conscious and unconscious forms of homosexual desire, they offer new perspectives on pleasure, perversion, fetishism, disgust, psychosis, homophobia, AIDS, otherness, and love. Including two previously untranslated essays by Michel Foucault, Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis will interest cultural theorists, psychoanalysts, and anyone concerned with the fate of sexuality in our time.

Contributors:
Lauren Berlant
Leo Bersani
Daniel L. Buccino
Arnold I. Davidson
Tim Dean
Jonathan Dollimore
Brad Epps
Michel Foucault
Lynda Hart
Jason B. Jones
Christopher Lane
H. N. Lukes
Catherine Millot
Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Ellie Ragland
Paul Robinson
Judith Roof
Joanna Ryan
Ramón E. Soto-Crespo
Suzanne Yang

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Why has homosexuality always fascinated and vexed psychoanalysis? This groundbreaking collection of original essays reconsiders the troubled relationship between same-sex desire and psychoanalysis, assessing homosexuality's status in psychoanalytic theory and practice, as well as the value of psychoanalytic ideas for queer theory. The ...

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Why has homosexuality always fascinated and vexed psychoanalysis? This groundbreaking collection of original essays reconsiders the troubled relationship between same-sex desire and psychoanalysis, assessing homosexuality's status in psychoanalytic theory and practice, as well as the value of psychoanalytic ideas for queer theory. The ...

Tim Dean is an associate professor of English and interpretive theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Beyond Sexuality and Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious.Christopher Lane is an associate professor of English and director of psychoanalytic studies at Emory University. He is the author of Th...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226139379

ISBN - 13:9780226139371

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Table of Contents

Acknoweldgments

Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: An Introduction
Tim Dean and Christopher Lane

Part One: Theorizing Sexuality

1 Foucault, Psychoanalysis, and Pleasure

2 The West and the Truth of Sex

3 The Death of Lacan

4 Closing Up the Corpses: Diseases of Sexuality and te Emergence of
the Psychiatric Style of Reasoning

5 Freud and Homosexuality

6 Lacan and the Hommosexuelle: "A Love Letter"

7 Homosexuality and the Problem of Otherness


Part Two: Gay Sexuality

8 Freud on Group Psychology: Shattering the Dream of a Common
Culture

9 Loving Civilization's Disconentes: Reich and Jouissance

10 Heterosexuality Terminable or Interminable? Kleinian Fantasies of
Reparation and Mourning

11 The Eroticism of Desolation

Part Three: Lesbian Sexuality

12 "The Community of Dolphins" v. "The Safe Sea of Women":
Lesbian Sexuality and Psychosis

13 Unrequited Love: Lesbian Transference and Revenge in
Psychoanalysis

14 Homosexuality and Psychosis in the Clinic: Symptom or
Structure?

15 Lust for Innocence

Part Four:Clinical Perspectives

16 Can Psychanalysis Understand Homophobia? Resistance in the
Clinic

17 Speaking of the Surface: The Texts of Kaposi's Sarcoma

Part Five: Queer Relations

18 Genital Chastity

19 Sexual Disgust

20 Sexuality at Risk: Psychoanalysis Metapragmatically

21 The Fetish of Fluidity

22 Love, A Queer Feeling

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