A Story of Her Own: The Female Oedipus Complex Reexamined and Renamed

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Jason Aronson, 2008 - 219 Seiten
A Story of Her Own is a reformulation of the psychoanalytic concept of the 'female oedipal complex'-a term that encompasses the triangular development phase and the important conflicts and experiences in girls and women. Inspired by the mythic role in human experience and in the unique aspects of femininity, Nancy Kulish and Deanna Holtzman formulate a new name-'The Persephone Complex'-for this concept. They integrate traditional psychoanalytic theory, contemporary theories and data about female development and psychology, and clinical experience with female patients into a comprehensive theory that is not based on male models. With accumulated knowledge from their clinical work, they present new psychoanalytic and therapeutic perspectives on the experience of girls and women attempting to uncover a sense of agency in their lives. They touch upon the unique ways women cope with their sexuality and feelings about their bodies; with feelings of anger, competition, and jealousy; and with their ever-evolving relationships with their mothers, fathers, peers, and lovers.

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Introduction
1
Female Oedipus An Oxymoron
7
Myths and the Female Triangular Situation
19
The Myth of Persephone
37
The Changing Language of Female Development
51
The Girls Entry into the Triangular Phase
67
Female Aggression and Triadic Conflicts
85
Superego and Triadic Guilt
103
Baubo The Female Body in the Triangular Phase
127
Adolescence and Beyond
143
Triadic Countertransferences and Clinical Misperceptions
165
Summary and Conclusion
183
Bibliography
189
Index
207
About the Authors
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Nancy Kulish, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry, school of medicine at Wayne State University, and adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Detroit. Dr. Kulish is in private practice in Birmingham, Michigan. Deanna Holtzman, Ph.D. is a training and supervising analyst and past president of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Holzman is associate professor in the department of psychiatry, School of Medicine at Wayne State University.

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