Vacant wombs: feminist challenges to psychoanalytic theories of childless women

@article{Hird2003VacantWF,
  title={Vacant wombs: feminist challenges to psychoanalytic theories of childless women},
  author={Myra J. Hird},
  journal={Feminist Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={75},
  pages={5-19}
}
  • M. Hird
  • Published 19 November 2003
  • Psychology
  • Feminist Review
abstractThis paper concerns a theoretical struggle to situate childless women within contemporary feminist debates about gender, the body and sexuality. Although psychoanalytic theory offers a compelling approach to the body, a Freudian account of childless women has largely escaped investigation. This paper will provide such an analysis, arguing that competing interpretations of psychoanalytic theory reveal a salient tension in the interpretation of gender identification. On the one hand, some… 
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