An interdisciplinary collection of papers on Freud's sixth and final case psychogenesis of a case of homosexuality in a woman. To date this case has received very little attention, which can be seen as a sign of the marginalization of lesbians in both psychoanalytic theory and culture. This text seeks to rectify this neglect, providing a forum where questions surrounding this case can be discussed.
This edition first published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Ronnie C. Lesser and Erica Schoenberg are psychoanalysts in private practice in New York City and Westchester. Dr. Lesser is co-editor of Disorienting Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Reappraisals of Sexual Identities (Routledge, 1995) and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy. Dr. Schoenberg is a book review editor for the same journal and a supervisor at the Institute for Human Identity.
Introduction: In the Shadow of Freud Ronnie C. Lesser Part 1: The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman Sigmund Freud Part 2: Contributions from Academic Scholars 1. Letter to an Unknown Woman Teresa de Lauretis 2. Freud's Fallen Woman: Identification, Desire, and A Case of Homosexuality in a Woman Diana Fuss 3. Who Was That Girl? John Gagnon 4. Lying Dreams Brenda Wineapple 5. "The Psychogenesis of a Case of Homosexuality in a Woman" or The Failure of Liberalism David Woolwine Part 3: Contributions form Psychoanalysts 1. Designing the Lesbian Subject: Looking Backward, Looking Forward Anne D'Ercole 2. Las Mujeres: Women Speak to the Word of the Father RoseMarie Perez Foster 3. Conduct Unbecoming: Female Inversion and Social Disorder Carolyn Grey 4. In Fact She Was a Feminist: Gender as Contradiction Adrienne Harris 5. Freud, The Revival Linda I. Meyers 6. The Female Homosexual: C'est Nous Donald Moss & Lynne Zeavin 7. Writing Sex, Erasing Race: Freud Dreams his Lesbian Other Erica Schoenberg Part 4: Discussion Unfinished Business Muriel Dimen