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Author Magee, Maggie, 1940-

Title Lesbian lives : psyschoanalytic narratives old and new / Maggie Magee, Diana C. Miller.

Published Hillsdale, NJ : Analytic Press, 1997.


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 UniM Bail  616.891708664 MAGE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxviii, 407 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-396) and index.
Summary In this re-visioning of lesbianism, Magee and Miller focus on a set of inter-related issues: the developmental and psychological consequences of identifying as homosexual and of having lesbian relationships. Their consideration of these issues leads to a rigorous review of major psychoanalytic and biological theories about female homosexuality and a probing examination of current notions of gender identity. These tasks set the stage for Magee and Miller's own model of psychologically mature sexuality between members of the same sex.
The developmental and clinical issues taken up in specific chapters of Lesbian Lives include the challenges facing lesbian adolescents; the psychological and social significance of "coming out"; the various meanings and context of coming out as a gay or lesbian analyst; the interaction of individual psyche and social context in clinical work with lesbian patients; and the history of homosexual therapists and psychoanalytic training. The chapter on "Bryher," the lesbian-identified life partner of the poet Hilda Doolittle (Freud's patient "H.D."), relying on unpublished documents, is not only a wonderful exemplification of themes developed throughout the work, but an invaluable contribution to psychoanalytic history.
Other author Miller, Diana C., 1944-
Subject Lesbianism -- Psychological aspects.
Women and psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalysis and homosexuality.
ISBN 0881632694