By Leticia Glocer Fiorini
Leticia Glocer Fiorini explores the impasses of binary idea and of the essentialist conceptions of ladies and the female. during this trajectory, the author’s ongoing discussion with Freud is hooked up with one point of his state of mind: multicentered and intricate.
The textual content addresses questions on the subject of love, sexual hope, maternity, attractiveness and the passing of time and highlights present debates referring to girls, the female, and sexual distinction in addition to a few debatable subject matters which have been mentioned during the historical past of the psychoanalytic circulation. the most appropriate topics is the idea of female enigma and the conceptions of the female because the detrimental of the masculine, this means that going into the nature-nurture debate, in addition to into issues of the female visible because the different of the masculine. the writer issues out that the inspiration of female enigma is a displacement of the enigmas inherent to the origins, to the finite time of existence (the inevitability of loss of life) and to sexual distinction. the elemental false impression stemming from this enigmatic is an equation of the female to otherness.
This textual content is the results of a line of labor that the writer has been constructing for numerous years, in accordance with her psychoanalytic education and perform in addition to on her studying and pursuits with regards to ladies and the female in different fields: philosophy, epistemology, anthropology and heritage. it really is a part of her curiosity within the modes of proposal underlying conceptualizations on ladies in psychoanalysis. Advances within the relation among psychoanalysis and the female contain contemplating the complicated family members round the query of sexual distinction and the continuously complicated development of sexual identification.
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Extra resources for Deconstructing the Feminine: Psychoanalysis, Gender and Theories of Complexity
Discourses and gazes: on these lines a masculine or feminine sexual identity is shaped; exceptions aside, the newborn is located in one or the other field and identified as a boy or a girl. ” This sense of belonging to one of two sexes, which is produced by sexual assignation, locates the newborn as a boy or a girl. This is reinforced by mirror identifications, desires, perceptions, a certain maternal gaze, the different ways of marking the body erotically, all of them automatically implying pre-figured incompleteness.
It can also be conceived as a coexistence of potentially incompatible elements that cannot necessarily be unified, responding to different logics and to heterogeneous orders, with neither principals nor subordinates, referring to the complexity of the feminine position and the risks of defining it or boxing it into any one of those orders. It implies being able to sustain the conflict, its tensions and contradictions without eliminating any of its terms. If we can consider divergent logics in these fields, we can avoid reducing the feminine to an essence represented by only one of these orders.
Thus we define asymmetries in masculine/feminine polarity in the perspective of the ideals, either individual or cultural. These asymmetries are determined both by the mirrored relation with the mother and by the paternal function, as well as by the parental discourse that categorizes what the relation with desire and jouissance should be for both genders. On the other hand, the passage from the ideal ego to the ego ideal concerns the difference between Schreber’s “knowing” about his femininity and Dora’s.