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Bleichmar, E.D. (2008). Relational Gender Compensation of the Imbalanced Self. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 9(3):258-273.

(2008). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 9(3):258-273

Two Clinical Essays on Femininity, Gender, and Selfhood

Relational Gender Compensation of the Imbalanced Self

Emilce Dio Bleichmar, M.D.

In this article, I attempt to assess the functions of gender—prescribed by culture—in the acquisition/maintenance of a feeling of cohesiveness of self as well as other conditions that are, on the contrary, at the root of the imbalance of this cohesiveness. I propose to explore the role of gender dimensions in the dialectics between cohesiveness and loss of cohesiveness and which gender identity-related conditions contribute to tip the balance in one or another direction.

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