Disorienting Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Reappraisals of Sexual Identities

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Thomas Domenici, Ronnie C. Lesser
Psychology Press, 1995 - Psychology - 299 pages
Disorienting Sexuality exposes the biases against gay men and lesbians in psychoanalytic theory and practice. In the introduction, Domenici and Lesser draw a brief history of anti-homosexual sentiment in psychoanalysis. The book then moves into essays written by lesbian and gay psychoanalysts seeking to have a voice in the reshaping of psychoanalytic theories of sexuality. The second section is devoted to presenting different theoretical perspectives for understanding both homosexuality and heterosexuality. Disorienting Sexuality concludes with the personal narratives of gay and lesbian psychoanalysts.
 

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Contents

Some Thoughts on the Role of Mourning
19
Countertransference Obscurity in the Psychoanalytic
65
Objectivity as Masquerade
83
Robert May
153
Lesbianism PostModernism and Psychoanalysis
167
The Evolution of My Views
187
AntiHomosexual Bias in Training
227
The Difficulty of Being A Gay Psychoanalyst
243
Contributors
289
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Thomas Domenici is a psychologist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay area and a graduate of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Ronnie C. Lesser is a psychologist in private practice in Westchester and Manhattan and a candidate in the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

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