By Ellen L.K. Toronto,Joann Ponder,Kristin Davisson,Maurine Kelber Kelly

Gender and body-based differences remain a defining element of women’s identities, either in psychoanalytic remedy and in lifestyles. even supposing adult females have made development in lots of components, their prestige in the human neighborhood has remained risky and topic to societal whim. A Womb of Her Own brings jointly a wonderful team of participants to discover, from a psychoanalytic viewpoint, the ways that women’s sexual and reproductive services, and their our bodies, are considered as societal and patriarchal estate, now not because the ownership of person girls. It extra examines how girls were considered because the "other" and hence turn into the point of interest of mistreatment resembling rape, sexual slavery, restrict of copy rights, and ongoing societal repression. ?

Postmodern gender theories have drastically greater realizing of the fluidity of gender and freed ladies from repressive stereotypes, but attention has shifted in advance from the facility differential that maintains to exist among women and men. sooner than the male/female binary is transcended, the constraints imposed upon girls by way of the nonetheless winning patriarchal order needs to be addressed. To this finish, A Womb of Her Own addresses matters equivalent to the superiority of rape tradition and its historic roots; the connection of the LGBT circulation to feminism; present sexual practices akin to sexting and tattooing and their intending to ladies; reproductive concerns together with infertility; adoption; postpartum melancholy and the particular adventure of birthing—all from the views of ladies. The e-book additionally explores the cultural definitions of motherhood, and how such definitions set exacting criteria either for the suitable face of motherhood and for girls usually.

While women’s specified anatomy and biology have traditionally contributed to their oppression in a patriarchal society, it's the exploration and illumination of those services from their very own viewpoint that might enable women to declare and regulate them as their very own. overlaying a large, topical diversity of up to date topics, A Womb of Her Own will attract psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, in addition to students and scholars of gender and women’s experiences.

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