′Nancy Chodorow . . . [has] made an enormously important contribution to our understanding the content of sexual difference.′ Times Higher Education Supplement
From the Back Cover
In this major new work, Nancy Chodorow develops and amplifies themes first stated in her classic study The Reproduction of Mothering
Chodorow re–examines some of the basic issues involved in the relation between psychoanalysis and feminism, bringing an original and incisive viewpoint to bear upon the many contested issues raised by debates over the past twenty years.
The work offers not only extensive discussions of pyschoanalysis and gender development, but brings to bear a wide range of sociological and anthropological material upon the questions that are analysed. The result is a novel series of interventions in the on–going discussion about the relevance of psychoanalytic concepts for feminism, women′s studies and the interpretation of gender differences. The book will be essential reading for those working in the fields of women′s studies, sociology, critical theory, psychology and psychoanalysis.