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Feminism, psychoanalysis, and maternal subjectivity, Alison Stone

Label
Feminism, psychoanalysis, and maternal subjectivity
Title
Feminism, psychoanalysis, and maternal subjectivity
Statement of responsibility
Alison Stone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Alison Stone develops a feminist approach to maternal subjectivity. Stone argues that in the West the self has often been understood in opposition to the maternal body, so that one must separate oneself from the mother and maternal care-givers on whom one depended in childhood to become a self or, in modernity, an autonomous subject. These assumptions make it difficult to be a mother and a subject, an autonomous creator of meaning. Insofar as mothers nonetheless strive to regain their subjectivity when their motherhood seems to have compromised it, theirs cannot be the usual kind of subjectivity premised on separation from the maternal body. Mothers are subjects of a new kind, who generate meanings and acquire agency from their position of re-immersion in the realm of maternal body relations, of bodily intimacy and dependency. Thus Stone interprets maternal subjectivity as a specific form of subjectivity that is continuous with the maternal body. Stone analyzes this form of subjectivity in terms of how the mother typically reproduces with her child her history of bodily relations with her own mother, leading to a distinctive maternal and cyclical form of lived time
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stone, Alison
Dewey number
306.874/301
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in contemporary philosophy
Series volume
30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers
  • Motherhood
  • Motherhood
  • Subjectivity
  • Feminist theory
Label
Feminism, psychoanalysis, and maternal subjectivity, Alison Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: maternity between body and subjectivity -- From mothering to maternal experience -- Parricide and matricide -- Maternal space -- Re-assessing mother-daughter relationships -- Ambivalence and the dynamics of mothering a daughter -- Maternal time -- Maternal loss
Control code
ocn780273448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136593529
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780273448
Label
Feminism, psychoanalysis, and maternal subjectivity, Alison Stone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: maternity between body and subjectivity -- From mothering to maternal experience -- Parricide and matricide -- Maternal space -- Re-assessing mother-daughter relationships -- Ambivalence and the dynamics of mothering a daughter -- Maternal time -- Maternal loss
Control code
ocn780273448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136593529
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780273448

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