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Mitchell, S.A. (2000). Juggling Paradoxes: Commentary on the Work of Jessica Benjamin. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 1(3):251-269.

(2000). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 1(3):251-269

Juggling Paradoxes: Commentary on the Work of Jessica Benjamin Related Papers

Stephen A. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Jessica Benjamin's contributions have exerted an enormous influence on contemporary psychoanalytic thought in general and on me in particular. I consider here some of the concepts basic to her approach that I find most helpful: recognition, identification and identificatory love, and gender overinclusiveness. I then point to the ways in which overinclusiveness in retaining certain lines of theorizing poses occasional problems for me.

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