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Gender as soft assembly /
Adrienne Harris.
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New York : Routledge, 2009, c2005.
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xiv, 320 p.
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9780881634983
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imprint
New York : Routledge, 2009, c2005.
isbn
9780881634983
catalogue key
6803685
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Adrienne Harris, Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and an Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Summaries
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Gender as Soft Assembly weaves together insights from different disciplinary domains to open up new vistas of clinical understanding of what it means to inhabit, to perform, and to be, gendered. Opposing the traditional notion of development as the linear unfolding of predictable stages, Adrienne Harris argues that children become gendered in multiply configured contexts. and she proffers new developmental models to capture the fluid, constructed, and creative experiences of becoming and being gendered. According to Harris, these models, and the images to which they give rise, articulate not only with contemporary relational psychoanalysis but also with recent research into the origins of mentalization and symbolization. In urging us to think of gender as co-constructed in a variety of relational contexts, Harris enlarges her psychoanalytic sensibility with the insights of attachment theory, linguistics, queer theory, and feminist criticism. Nor is she inattentive to the impact of history and culture on gender meanings. Special consideration is given to chaos theory, which Harris positions at the cutting edge of developmental psychology and uses to generate new perspectives and new images for comprehending and working clinically with gender.
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Gender as Soft Assembly weaves together insights from different disciplinary domains to open up new vistas of clinical understanding of what it means to inhabit, to perform, and to be, gendered. Opposing the traditional notion of development as the linear unfolding of predictable stages, Adrienne Harris argues that children become gendered in multiply configured contexts. And she proffers new developmental models to capture the fluid, constructed, and creative experiences of becoming and being gendered. According to Harris, these models, and the images to which they give rise, articulate not only with contemporary relational psychoanalysis but also with recent research into the origins of mentalization and symbolization.In urging us to think of gender as co-constructed in a variety of relational contexts, Harris enlarges her psychoanalytic sensibility with the insights of attachment theory, linguistics, queer theory, and feminist criticism. Nor is she inattentive to the impact of history and culture on gender meanings. Special consideration is given to chaos theory, which Harris positions at the cutting edge of developmental psychology and uses to generate new perspectives and new images for comprehending and working clinically with gender.
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This text contains insights from different disciplinary domains to open up new vistas of clinical understanding of what it means to inhabit, to perform, & to be gendered. Opposing the traditional notion of development as the linear unfolding of predictable stages, it argues that children become engendered in multiply configured contexts.
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Gender as Soft Assemblyweaves together insights from different disciplinary domains to open up new vistas of clinical understanding of what it means to inhabit, to perform, and to be, gendered. Opposing the traditional notion of development as the linear unfolding of predictable stages, Adrienne Harris argues that children become gendered in multiply configured contexts. And she proffers new developmental models to capture the fluid, constructed, and creative experiences of becoming and being gendered. According to Harris, these models, and the images to which they give rise, articulate not only with contemporary relational psychoanalysis but also with recent research into the origins of mentalization and symbolization. In urging us to think of gender as co-constructed in a variety of relational contexts, Harris enlarges her psychoanalytic sensibility with the insights of attachment theory, linguistics, queer theory, and feminist criticism. Nor is she inattentive to the impact of history and culture on gender meanings. Special consideration is given to chaos theory, which Harris positions at the cutting edge of developmental psychology and uses to generate new perspectives and new images for comprehending and working clinically with gender.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Preface to Paperback Editionp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Relational Developmental Theoryp. 23
Multiple Selves, Multiple Codesp. 25
Timelines and Temporalitiesp. 49
Chaos Theory as a Model for Developmentp. 73
Gender as Soft Assemblyp. 99
Gender Narratives in Psychoanalysisp. 101
Tomboys' Storiesp. 131
Gender as a Strange Attractor: Gender's Multidimensionalityp. 155
Genders Emerge in Contextsp. 175
Chaos Theory as a Map to Contemporary Gender Theoristsp. 191
Developmental Theory and Researchp. 215
Developmental Applications of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems Theory: Learning How to Meanp. 217
Dynamic Skills Theory: Relational Mourning as Shared Laborp. 243
Endnotesp. 263
Referencesp. 279
Subject Indexp. 309
Author Indexp. 315
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