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Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis

Why has homosexuality always fascinated and vexed psychoanalysis? This groundbreaking collection of original essays reconsiders the troubled relationship between same-sex desire and psychoanalysis, assessing homosexuality’s status in psychoanalytic theory and practice, as well as the value of psychoanalytic ideas for queer theory. The contributors, each distinguished clinicians and specialists, reexamine works by Freud, Klein, Reich, Lacan, Laplanche, and their feminist and queer revisionists. Sharing a commitment to conscious and unconscious forms of homosexual desire, they offer new perspectives on pleasure, perversion, fetishism, disgust, psychosis, homophobia, AIDS, otherness, and love. Including two previously untranslated essays by Michel Foucault, Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis will interest cultural theorists, psychoanalysts, and anyone concerned with the fate of sexuality in our time.

Lauren Berlant
Leo Bersani
Daniel L. Buccino
Arnold I. Davidson
Tim Dean
Jonathan Dollimore
Brad Epps
Michel Foucault
Lynda Hart
Jason B. Jones
Christopher Lane
H. N. Lukes
Catherine Millot
Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Ellie Ragland
Paul Robinson
Judith Roof
Joanna Ryan
Ramón E. Soto-Crespo
Suzanne Yang

472 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2001

Gender and Sexuality

History: History of Ideas

Literature and Literary Criticism: General Criticism and Critical Theory

Psychology: General Psychology

Table of Contents


Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: An Introduction
Tim Dean and Christopher Lane

Part One: Theorizing Sexuality

1Foucault, Psychoanalysis, and Pleasure

2The West and the Truth of Sex

3The Death of Lacan

4Closing Up the Corpses: Diseases of Sexuality and te Emergence of
the Psychiatric Style of Reasoning

5Freud and Homosexuality

6Lacan and the Hommosexuelle: "A Love Letter"

7Homosexuality and the Problem of Otherness

Part Two: Gay Sexuality

8Freud on Group Psychology: Shattering the Dream of a Common

9Loving Civilization’s Disconentes: Reich and Jouissance

10Heterosexuality Terminable or Interminable? Kleinian Fantasies of
Reparation and Mourning

11The Eroticism of Desolation

Part Three: Lesbian Sexuality

12"The Community of Dolphins" v. "The Safe Sea of Women":
Lesbian Sexuality and Psychosis

13Unrequited Love: Lesbian Transference and Revenge in

14Homosexuality and Psychosis in the Clinic: Symptom or

15Lust for Innocence

Part Four:Clinical Perspectives

16Can Psychanalysis Understand Homophobia? Resistance in the

17Speaking of the Surface: The Texts of Kaposi’s Sarcoma

Part Five: Queer Relations

18Genital Chastity

19Sexual Disgust

20Sexuality at Risk: Psychoanalysis Metapragmatically

21The Fetish of Fluidity

22Love, A Queer Feeling


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