Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To sort articles by Rankā€¦

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

You can specify Rank as the sort order when searching (it’s the default) which will put the articles which best matched your search on the top, and the complete results in descending relevance to your search. This feature is useful for finding the most important articles on a specific topic.

You can also change the sort order of results by selecting rank at the top of the search results pane after you perform a search. Note that rank order after a search only ranks up to 1000 maximum results that were returned; specifying rank in the search dialog ranks all possibilities before choosing the final 1000 (or less) to return.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Honey, M. Broughton, J. (1985). Feminine Sexuality: An Interview With Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel. Psychoanal. Rev., 72(4):527-548.

(1985). Psychoanalytic Review, 72(4):527-548

Feminine Sexuality: An Interview With Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel

Margaret Honey, Ph.D. and John Broughton, Ph.D.

figure 1

Introduction

The work of the Parisian analyst, Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, covers a wide range of topics, including the ego-ideal, creativity, classical ethics, religious movements, perversion, and feminine sexuality. It is in relation to the last of these that she is perhaps best known to the English speaking world. Her reworking of the psychoanalytic theory of women's sexual development, presented in two papers (Chasseguet-Smirgel,1970a, 1976), has received considerable attention. In particular, this work has been acknowledged by the American feminist tradition in the writing of Nancy Chodorow(1978) and Jessica Benjamin(1985). The following interview concerns features of her work on this topic of feminine sexuality.

Chasseguet-Smirgel's clinical findings and conceptual developments should be understood not as the effort of an isolated individual, but as part of the collective endeavor of a group of Parisian analysts, including Bela Grunberger, Joyce McDougall, Maria Torok, Christian David, and C.J. Luquet-Parat, among others. It was the collaboration of these individuals, under Chasseguet-Smirgel's editorship, that 20 years ago gave rise to the important collection, Recherches Psychan-alytiques Nouvelles sur la Sexualite Feminine, later to be translated into English under the title Female Sexuality (Chasseguet-Smirgel,1970b). As Frederick Wyatt indicates in the introduction to this volume, the collection of related papers points to the existence of a particular “French point of view in psychoanalysis.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.