Title

At Home in the Uncanny: Freudian Representations of Death, Mothers, and the Afterlife

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1996

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Abstract

Explores the counter-thesis within Sigmund Freud's oedipal master thesis and his gendering of death, immortality, and the afterlife. Problematic affiliations of maternity and mortality; Feminist analysis of Freud's formulations of gender, religion, and culture; Misogynist structures generated by matricidal fantasies; Maternal pedagogy of delay; Renunciation of the idea of an afterlife.