Feminism, gender and psychoanalysis

Authored by: Janet Sayers

The Routledge Handbook of Psychoanalysis in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415626927
eBook ISBN: 9781315650821
Adobe ISBN: 9781317308201

10.4324/9781315650821.ch22

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Abstract

Many feminists dismiss psychoanalysis as incurably “misogynist, ahistorical, and acultural” and as seeking to rationalize and justify women’s social subordination in terms of their anatomy.

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