The Bonds of Love

The Bonds of Love

Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and the Problem of Domination

Book - 1988 | First edition
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Why do people submit to authority and derive pleasure even others have over them? What is the appeal of domination and submission, and why are they so prevalent in erotic life? Why is it so difficult for men and women to meet as equals? Why, indeed, do hey continue to recapitulate the positions of master and slave?

In The Bonds of Love, noted feminist theorist and psychoanalyst Jessica Benjamin explains why we accept and perpetuate relationships of domination and submission. She reveals that domination is a complex psychological process which ensnares both parties in bonds of complicity, and shows how it underlies our family life, our social institutions, and especially our sexual relations, in spite of our conscious commitment to equality and freedom.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1988]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1988
ISBN: 9780394551333
0394551338
0394757303
Branch Call Number: 136.15 B468b
Characteristics: ix, 304 pages ; 25 cm

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