Sex for Structuralists

The Non-Oedipal Logics of Femininity and Psychosis

Authors: de la Torre, Shanna

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  • Makes a critical and timely intervention into the fields of feminist and psychoanalytic theory
  • Bridging the gap between transgender studies and Lacanian psychoanalysis
  • Aims at reviving interest in structuralism through re-readings of the foundational texts of Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Offers an uncompromising defense of Sigmund Freud’s invention in an era of increasing interest in neuroscientific approaches that efface what is unique to psychoanalysis
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This book argues that structuralism makes itself useful when it engages with the non-Oedipal logics of femininity and psychosis. Building from the psychoanalytic belief that norms repress unconscious desire while structures open onto the creative resources of the symbolic, Sex for Structuralists looks to key texts in myth, trauma, and unconscious fantasy by Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, and Claude Lévi-Strauss. It also examines innovative writings by contemporary Lacanian thinkers in order to discover what becomes of structuralism when the ground upon which it ostensibly stands (namely, that of the zero symbol or the incest prohibition) drops out from under it.

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Shanna de la Torre is a social worker in practice in Minnesota, USA. She received her MSW from the University of Minnesota and her PhD in Romance Studies from Cornell University, USA. Her writings have appeared in differences: A Feminist Journal of Cultural Studies, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Transgender Studies Reader, Volume 2, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sex for Structuralists
Book Subtitle
The Non-Oedipal Logics of Femininity and Psychosis
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92895-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92895-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92894-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 134
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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