The Many Faces of Eros: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Human Sexuality
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393702154
ISBN 13: 978-0393702156
"A mature, considered presentation of [McDougall's] current thinking on sexuality . . . simultaneously impassioned and dispassionate, erudite and plain-spoken, conservative in her insistence on basic psychoanalytic assumptions and radical in her celebration of intimate human diversity." --Contemporary Psychology
From the Back Cover
"Human sexuality is inherently traumatic". Thus begins this fascinating psychoanalytic study. As Joyce McDougall convincingly demonstrates, the psychic conflicts arising from the tensions between the inner world of primitive instinctual drives and the constraining and denying forces of the external world begin in earliest infancy and have ramifications throughout life. Consequently, psychoanalysis has a specific contribution to make to the study of aberrations in core gender, as well as to the understanding of psychic conflict concerning sexual identity and the quest for love.
About the Author
Joyce McDougall, Ed.D., is training and supervising psychoanalyst with the Paris Psychoanalytical Institute and Society.