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The desire and passion to have a child : psychoanalysis and contemporary reproductive techniques / Patricia Alkolombre

By: Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2023Description: 1 Online-RessourceISBN:
  • 1003296718
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: 9781003296713. | 9781032284064. | 9781032270357. | Erscheint auch als: Desire and passion to have a child. Druck-Ausgabe Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2023DDC classification:
  • 155.6/463 23/eng/20230324
LOC classification:
  • HQ759
Online resources: Summary: "In this book, Patricia Alkolombre explores the desire to have a child from a contemporary psychoanalytic perspective, and covers the questions raised in the face of new resources offered by reproductive medicine. This volume reviews traditional psychoanalytic conceptualisations from the perspective of gender theories and analyses theoretical hegemonies related to the desire and passion to have a child. Alkolombre discusses how the 'passion to have a child' is a key aspect of motherhood, characterised by emotional intensity, persistence and self-sacrificial aspects. The book is divided into two sections: Part One deals with the desire and passion to have a child, while Part Two focuses on the impact of reproductive techniques, as well as the ever-changing role of parenthood in the modern day. Throughout these fascinating chapters, clinical vignettes of both individual and couple analyses span topics such as mourning, the use of reproductive technology, the anonymity of gamete donors, enigmatic infertility, surrogacy and abortion from an interdisciplinary perspective. The historical and cultural contexts of infertility are reviewed from a psychoanalytic angle, with the view of transcending the former androcentric perspective that has deeply influenced the maternal ideal and expectations of men. Alkolombre also proposes a new analysis of the Oedipus myth. This book is vital reading for psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, teachers and students interested in contemporary parenting, motherhood and infertility, as well as the theoretical analysis on the desire for a child"--PPN: PPN: 188263084XPackage identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-4-NLEBK | BSZ-4-NLEBK-KAUB
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