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The Resource A womb of her own : women's struggle for sexual and reproductive autonomy, edited by Ellen Toronto, JoAnn Ponder, Kristin Davisson and Maurine Kelber Kelly, (electronic book)

A womb of her own : women's struggle for sexual and reproductive autonomy, edited by Ellen Toronto, JoAnn Ponder, Kristin Davisson and Maurine Kelber Kelly, (electronic book)

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A womb of her own : women's struggle for sexual and reproductive autonomy
Title
A womb of her own
Title remainder
women's struggle for sexual and reproductive autonomy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ellen Toronto, JoAnn Ponder, Kristin Davisson and Maurine Kelber Kelly
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gender and body-based distinctions continue to be a defining component of women's identities, both in psychoanalytic treatment and in life. Although females have made progress in many areas, their status within the human community has remained unstable and subject to societal whim. A Womb of Her Own brings together a distinguished group of contributors to explore, from a psychoanalytic perspective, the ways in which women's sexual and reproductive capabilities, and their bodies, are regarded as societal and patriarchal property, not as the possession of individual women. It further examines how women have been viewed as the "other" and thus become the focus of mistreatment such as rape, sexual slavery, restriction of reproduction rights, and ongoing societal repression. Postmodern gender theories have greatly enhanced understanding of the fluidity of gender and freed women from repressive stereotypes, but attention has shifted prematurely from the power differential that continues to exist between men and women. Before the male/female binary is transcended, the limitations imposed upon women by the still prevailing patriarchal order must be addressed. To this end, A Womb of Her Own addresses issues such as the prevalence of rape culture and its historical roots; the relationship of the LGBT movement to feminism; current sexual practices such as sexting and tattooing and their meaning to women; reproductive issues including infertility; adoption; postpartum depression and the actual experience of birthing-all from the perspectives of women. The book also explores the cultural definitions of motherhood, and how such definitions set exacting standards both for the acceptable face of motherhood and for women generally. While women's unique anatomy and biology have historically contributed to their oppression in a patriarchal society, it is the exploration and illumination of these capabilities from their own perspective that will allow women to claim and control them as their own. Covering a broad, topical range of contemporary subjects, A Womb of Her Own will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic psychotherapists, as well as scholars and students of gender and women's studies
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  • StDuBDS
  • StDuBDS
Dewey number
155.333
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF175.5.S48
LC item number
W66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Toronto, Ellen L. K.
  • Ponder, JoAnn
  • Davisson, Kristin
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  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Gender identity
  • Women and psychoanalysis
  • Feminist therapy
  • Motherhood
Target audience
specialized
Label
A womb of her own : women's struggle for sexual and reproductive autonomy, edited by Ellen Toronto, JoAnn Ponder, Kristin Davisson and Maurine Kelber Kelly, (electronic book)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
<p>Introduction <em>Ellen L. K. Toronto</em></p> <p><b> <p>Section One: A Culture of Oppression</p></b> <p>Commentary on Section One <em>Maurine Kelly</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter One: Gender Inequality in a (Still) Binary World <em>Ellen L. K. Toronto</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Two: Feminism: A Revolutionary Call about Female Sexuality <em>Doris Silverman</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Three: "We're (Not) Pregnant": Gay Men and Women's Reproductive Rights <em>Richard Ruth</em></p> <p> <p>Response to Section One <em>Marilyn Metzl</em></p> <p><b> <p>Section Two: Women and Sexual Trauma</p> <p></b> <p>Commentary on Section Two <em>Kristin Davisson</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Four: Date Rape and the Demon-Lover Complex: The Devine, The Deviant, and the Diabolical in Male/Female Politics <em>Susan Kavaler-Adler</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Five: Secondary Sexual Trauma of Women: Female Witnesses <em>Kristin Davisson</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Six: Chasing Justice: By Stander Intervention and Restorative Justice in the Contexts of College Campuses and Psychoanalytic Institutes <em>Katie Gentile</em></p> <p><b> <p>Section Three: Women Defining Motherhood</p></b> <p>Commentary on Section Three <em>JoAnn Ponder</em> </p> <p> <p>Chapter Seven: Childfree Women: Surviving the Pushback and Forming an Identity in the Internet Era <em>Adi Avivi</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Eight: A Perfect Birth: The Birth Rights Movement and the Idealization of Birth <em>Helena Vissing</em></p> <p>Chapter Nine: From Infertility and Empty Womb to Maternal Fulfillment: The Psychological Birth of the Adoptive Mother <em>JoAnn Ponder</em></p> <p><b> <p>Section Four: Mother as Therapist / Therapist as Mother</p></b> <p>Commentary on Section Four <em>Ellen L. K. Toronto</em></p><b> <p></b> <p>Chapter Ten: Too Soft, Too Warm, Too Maternal: What is Good Enough? <em>Meredith Darcy</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Eleven: Get a Grip: How a Psychotherapist's Postpartum Depression Disrupted the Illusion of the Idealized Mother and Changed Forever What It Means to "Hold" <em>Kristin Reale</em></p>
Control code
AH30994700
Extent
272 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781138194960
Isbn Type
(hbk) :
Lccn
2016033813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A womb of her own : women's struggle for sexual and reproductive autonomy, edited by Ellen Toronto, JoAnn Ponder, Kristin Davisson and Maurine Kelber Kelly, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
<p>Introduction <em>Ellen L. K. Toronto</em></p> <p><b> <p>Section One: A Culture of Oppression</p></b> <p>Commentary on Section One <em>Maurine Kelly</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter One: Gender Inequality in a (Still) Binary World <em>Ellen L. K. Toronto</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Two: Feminism: A Revolutionary Call about Female Sexuality <em>Doris Silverman</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Three: "We're (Not) Pregnant": Gay Men and Women's Reproductive Rights <em>Richard Ruth</em></p> <p> <p>Response to Section One <em>Marilyn Metzl</em></p> <p><b> <p>Section Two: Women and Sexual Trauma</p> <p></b> <p>Commentary on Section Two <em>Kristin Davisson</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Four: Date Rape and the Demon-Lover Complex: The Devine, The Deviant, and the Diabolical in Male/Female Politics <em>Susan Kavaler-Adler</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Five: Secondary Sexual Trauma of Women: Female Witnesses <em>Kristin Davisson</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Six: Chasing Justice: By Stander Intervention and Restorative Justice in the Contexts of College Campuses and Psychoanalytic Institutes <em>Katie Gentile</em></p> <p><b> <p>Section Three: Women Defining Motherhood</p></b> <p>Commentary on Section Three <em>JoAnn Ponder</em> </p> <p> <p>Chapter Seven: Childfree Women: Surviving the Pushback and Forming an Identity in the Internet Era <em>Adi Avivi</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Eight: A Perfect Birth: The Birth Rights Movement and the Idealization of Birth <em>Helena Vissing</em></p> <p>Chapter Nine: From Infertility and Empty Womb to Maternal Fulfillment: The Psychological Birth of the Adoptive Mother <em>JoAnn Ponder</em></p> <p><b> <p>Section Four: Mother as Therapist / Therapist as Mother</p></b> <p>Commentary on Section Four <em>Ellen L. K. Toronto</em></p><b> <p></b> <p>Chapter Ten: Too Soft, Too Warm, Too Maternal: What is Good Enough? <em>Meredith Darcy</em></p> <p> <p>Chapter Eleven: Get a Grip: How a Psychotherapist's Postpartum Depression Disrupted the Illusion of the Idealized Mother and Changed Forever What It Means to "Hold" <em>Kristin Reale</em></p>
Control code
AH30994700
Extent
272 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781138194960
Isbn Type
(hbk) :
Lccn
2016033813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

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