Psychology

Women's Aggressive Fantasies

Women's Aggressive Fantasies

Author: Sue Austin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1583919104

Category: Psychology

Page: 294

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Drawing together apparently disparate strands of theory from feminism, critical psychology, contemporary psychoanalysis and post-Jungian thought, this books succeeds in providing a new insight into the phenomenon of female violence and aggression.
Medical

Handbook of Clinical Intervention with Young People who Sexually Abuse

Handbook of Clinical Intervention with Young People who Sexually Abuse

Author: Gary O'Reilly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1583911251

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 603

This handbook reviews the growing body of empirical and theoretical knowledge on juvenile sex offenders and indicates how this knowledge can be used to guide and develop evidence-based practice for assessment and treatment.
Social Science

The New Predator--Women Who Kill

The New Predator--Women Who Kill

Author: Deborah Schurman-Kauflin

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9781892941275

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 881

This is the first book ever written on the basis of face-to-face interviews with women serial killers. The author, a professional criminal profiler, analyzes the common features and the distinctions between women and men who kill, and their crimes and cri.
Performing Arts

Violent Women in Contemporary Theatres

Violent Women in Contemporary Theatres

Author: Nancy Taylor Porter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319570068

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 410

View: 502

This book brings together the fields of theatre, gender studies, and psychology/sociology in order to explore the relationships between what happens when women engage in violence, how the events and their reception intercept with cultural understandings of gender, how plays thoughtfully depict this topic, and how their productions impact audiences. Truthful portrayals force consideration of both the startling reality of women's violence — not how it's been sensationalized or demonized or sexualized, but how it is — and what parameters, what possibilities, should exist for its enactment in life and live theatre. These women appear in a wide array of contexts: they are mothers, daughters, lovers, streetfighters, boxers, soldiers, and dominatrixes. Who they are and why they choose to use violence varies dramatically. They stage resistance and challenge normative expectations for women. This fascinating and balanced study will appeal to anyone interested in gender/feminism issues and theatre.
Psychology

Women and Psychoanalysis

Women and Psychoanalysis

Author: Lucy Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000281750

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 192

This remarkable collection charts the professional growth of one psychoanalyst from student to seasoned clinician to provide a guidebook for how psychoanalytic theory is conceptualized, created and tested in the analytic session. Specifically, the book traces the development of thinking on the place of women in psychoanalysis and how psychoanalysis has changed how it views and treats women. Using the techniques of qualitative psychoanalytic research, Lucy Holmes presents new theories of female development grounded in drive theory and expands and enriches Freud’s phallocentric ideas about women. Validated by over 30 years of clinical experience with female patients, her work demonstrates how these theories affect women in analysis, in group and in their personal lives. Later papers focus on the process of psychoanalysis itself, using the laboratory of the analytic session to study how talking changes the neurological structure of the brain; to reflect on the concept of "cure" in psychoanalysis; and finally to tackle the tenacity of the repetition compulsion. Exploring topics across women’s lives, such as childbirth, anger, identity, death, humour, leadership and madness, this unique collection of papers is ideal for practicing clinicians and theorists of psychoanalysis.
True Crime

Female Serial Killers

Female Serial Killers

Author: Peter Vronsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101205693

Category: True Crime

Page: 496

View: 994

In this fascinating book, Peter Vronsky exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who kill—and the political, economic, social and sexual implications buried with each victim. How many of us are even remotely prepared to imagine our mothers, daughters, sisters or grandmothers as fiendish killers? For centuries we have been conditioned to think of serial murderers and psychopathic predators as men—with women registering low on our paranoia radar. Perhaps that’s why so many trusting husbands, lovers, family friends, and children have fallen prey to “the female monster.” From history’s earliest recorded cases of homicidal females to Irma Grese, the Nazi Beast of Belsen, from Britain’s notorious child-slayer Myra Hindley to ‘Honeymoon Killer’ Martha Beck to the sensational cult of Aileen Wournos—the first female serial killer-as-celebrity—to cult killers, homicidal missionaries, and our pop-culture fascination with the sexy femme fatale, Vronsky not only challenges our ordinary standards of good and evil but also defies our basic accepted perceptions of gender role and identity. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS
Literary Criticism

Charles Dickens and the Image of Women

Charles Dickens and the Image of Women

Author: David K. Holbrook

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814773277

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 521

How successful is Dickens in his portrayal of women? Dickens has been represented (along with William Blake and D.H. Lawrence) as one who championed the life of the emotions often associated with the "feminine." Yet some of his most important heroines are totally submissive and docile. Dickens, of course, had to accept the conventions of his time. It is obvious, argues Holbrook, that Dickens idealized the father-daughter relationship, and indeed, any such relationship that was unsexual, like that of Tom Pinch and his sister—but why? Why, for example, is the image of woman so often associated with death, as in Great Expectations? Dickens's own struggles over relationships with women have been documented, but much less has been said about the unconscious elements behind these problems. Using recent developements in psychoanalytic object-relations theory, David Holbrook offers new insight into the way in which the novels of Dickens—particularly Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Great Expectations—both uphold emotional needs and at the same time represent the limits of his view of women and that of his time.
Psychology

Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

Author: Dana Crowley Jack

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048939253

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

View: 763

This boldly original book explores the origins, meanings, and forms of women's aggression. Drawing from in-depth interviews with sixty women of different ages and ethnic and class backgrounds--police officers, attorneys, substance abusers, homemakers, artists--Dana Jack provides a rich account of how women explain (or explain away) their own hidden or actual acts of hurt to others. With sensitivity but without sentimentality, Jack gives readers a range of compelling stories of how women channel, either positively or destructively, their own powerful force and of how they resist and retaliate in the face of others' aggression in a society that expects women to be yielding, empathetic, and supportive. Arguing that aggression arises from failures in relationships, Jack portrays the many forms that women's aggression can take, from veiled approaches used to resist, control, and take vengeance on others, to aggression that reflects despair, to aggression that may be a hopeful sign of new strength. Throughout the book, Jack shows the positive sides of aggression as women struggle with internal and external demons, reconnect with others, and create the courage to stand their ground. This work broadens our understanding of aggression as an interpersonal phenomenon rooted in societal expectations, and offers exciting new approaches for exploring the variations of this vexing human experience.
Education

Discovery Series: Human Sexuality

Discovery Series: Human Sexuality

Author: Janell L. Carroll

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133709213

Category: Education

Page: 656

View: 656

The Cengage Learning DISCOVERY SERIES: HUMAN SEXUALITY is designed to deliver traditional course content in an innovative hybrid learning format instruction presented in a printed handbook paired with integrated online applications and assessments. The program promotes measurable mastery of core course learning objectives by guiding students' active engagement with content delivered through the book, images, video, simulations, and assessments. This contemporary approach to learning seamlessly integrates text and technology, enabling students to easily move from the book's instruction to its online applications for a deeper, lasting understanding of the core psychological concepts, and for assessments (all assignable) that reliably track students' progress and performance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Literary Criticism

Women's Bodies

Women's Bodies

Author: Jane Arthurs

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: UVA:X004308925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 308

Comprising essays focusing on the representation of women's bodies in historical and contemporary cultures, this book compares the two different approaches to the body adopted by a soft-porn magazine, For Women, and Cosmopolitan.
Family & Relationships

Private Thoughts

Private Thoughts

Author: Wendy Maltz

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608682126

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

View: 649

Private Thoughts provides more than just these women’s fantasies, however. It combines new research with the advice of a seasoned sex therapist. The result is an exciting contribution to the field of sexuality. Drawing insights from Wendy’s research and advice from her clinical experience as a sex therapist, the book gently guides women to explore their own fantasy style and to recognize the origins of their fantasies. It gives women permission to enjoy their fantasies while also helping them to recognize how some fantasies may be masking emotional pain, which could be detrimental to them and to their relationships.
Psychiatry

Integrative Psychiatry

Integrative Psychiatry

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35558003950397

Category: Psychiatry

Page:

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