Title

Psychoanalysis after Feminism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1993

Publisher

Wiley

Abstract

If an earlier generation of feminists rejected psychoanalysis for its insistence on the centrality of penis envy in the female psyche and its obsession with the father-son configurations of the Oedipus complex, a dramatic reversal is evident in the literature of the last two decades. A rapprochement, made possible by the emergence of new discourses initiated by Juliet Mitchell, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, and D.W. Winnicott, characterizes current relations between feminism and psychoanalysis.