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Mad Men And Medusas

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This worthy successor to Juliet Mitchell's pathbreaking Psychoanalysis and Feminism is both a defense of the long-dismissed diagnosis of hysteria as a centerpiece of the human condition and a plea for a new understanding of the influence of sibling and peer relationships.In Mad Men and Medusas Mitchell traces the history of hysteria, arguing that we need to reclaim hysteri ...more
Paperback, 396 pages
Published August 23rd 2001 by Basic Books (first published 2000)
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"The importance of siblings (their death or fantasies of their murder) and their place within the construction of hysteria have all been underestimated in psychoanalysis's attempts to base all interpretations on the intergenerational model of parents and children, first of parental seduction and then on Oedipal fantasies of incest."
- end of Chapter 2
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Juliet Mitchell, FBA (born 1940) is a British psychoanalyst and socialist feminist.

Mitchell was born in New Zealand in 1940, and moved to England in 1944. She attended St Anne's College, Oxford, where she received a degree in English, as well as doing postgraduate work. She taught English literature from 1962 to 1970 at Leeds University and Reading University. Throughout the 1960s, Mitchell was ac
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