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Gender talk: Discussion of muriel dimen’s ‘third step’

Gender talk: Discussion of muriel dimen’s ‘third step’ The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 55, No. 4, 1995 GENDER TALK: DISCUSSION OF MURIEL DIMEN'S 'THIRD STEP' Michelle Price "... I can't understand why she walk like a woman and talk like a man" "Girls will be boys and boys will be girls, it's a mixed up, shook-up world, except for Lola..." --The Kinks "Lola" Within the past 100 years, many changes have taken place within psy- choanalytic metatheory and clinical practice. Many contemporary psycho- analysts have abandoned claims of scientific accuracy and neutral ob- jectivity informed by a unitary metapsychology. We currently have a kaleidoscope of narratives that highlight and emphasize relational themes, power/knowledge factors, discourse, context, and the coconstructed mean- ings of analyst and analysand. Intertwined in this major paradigmatic shift are alterations in how we think and talk about clinical practice as well as reconsiderations of gender, masculinity, and femininity. Muriel Dimen has presented us with a scholarly, innovative, and exciting paper that traces the history of masculinity and femininity and gender within psychoanalytic discourses. Besides providing us with this clear and astute overview, she proposes new movements forward that are informed by postmodernist and feminist stances. Such a (re)direction of "gender talk" does not http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

Gender talk: Discussion of muriel dimen’s ‘third step’

The American Journal of Psychoanalysis , Volume 55 (4): 10 – Dec 1, 1995

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Springer Journals
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1995 Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
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1573-6741
DOI
10.1007/BF02741981
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Abstract

The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 55, No. 4, 1995 GENDER TALK: DISCUSSION OF MURIEL DIMEN'S 'THIRD STEP' Michelle Price "... I can't understand why she walk like a woman and talk like a man" "Girls will be boys and boys will be girls, it's a mixed up, shook-up world, except for Lola..." --The Kinks "Lola" Within the past 100 years, many changes have taken place within psy- choanalytic metatheory and clinical practice. Many contemporary psycho- analysts have abandoned claims of scientific accuracy and neutral ob- jectivity informed by a unitary metapsychology. We currently have a kaleidoscope of narratives that highlight and emphasize relational themes, power/knowledge factors, discourse, context, and the coconstructed mean- ings of analyst and analysand. Intertwined in this major paradigmatic shift are alterations in how we think and talk about clinical practice as well as reconsiderations of gender, masculinity, and femininity. Muriel Dimen has presented us with a scholarly, innovative, and exciting paper that traces the history of masculinity and femininity and gender within psychoanalytic discourses. Besides providing us with this clear and astute overview, she proposes new movements forward that are informed by postmodernist and feminist stances. Such a (re)direction of "gender talk" does not

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 1995

Keywords: Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis

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