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Birksted-Breen, D. (1996). Unconscious Representation Of Femininity. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 44S(Supplement):119-132.

(1996). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 44S(Supplement):119-132

Unconscious Representation Of Femininity

Dana Birksted-Breen

This paper sets out some of the main differences in approaches to the study of female sexuality, in particular in terms of the place of the body and biology in the construction of femininity. It illustrates a dual aspect of femininity in its reference to lack and in its more immediate bodily reality, suggesting that it is the interplay of these two which traces a woman's sexual position.

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