Myths and Modes of Motherhood

  title={Myths and Modes of Motherhood},
  author={Joan Raphael-Lef},
: It is postulated that some metapsychological concepts, once popularized, acquire the reified status of a Myth which may outlive its usefulness and/or validity and yd remain influential beyond its time. Ten psychoanalytical ‘myths’ relating to femininity, mothers and motherhood are to examined in the tight of historical, social and theoretical developments: 1. The myth of the castrated mother 2. ‘Anatomy is destiny’ 3, Female passivity and masochism 4. Baby… CONTINUE READING