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The Psychology of Men

Psychoanalytic Perspectives

Gerald Fogel, M.D. (Editor), Frederick M. Lane (Editor), Robert S. Liebert (Editor)


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What does it mean to be a man?  How do men see themselves in relation to other men, to women, and to both the feminine and the masculine aspects of their own selves? In this fascinating book, a group of outstanding psychoanalysts explore the complexities and ambiguities of masculinity, offering us fresh insights into men's fantasies and conflicts; their developmental tasks, including their role as fathers; and the ways in which men are reacting to changing sexual standards and models. 
"An excellent book. . . . [The contributors] speak with admirable erudition, achieve a choral balance that is rare in a multiauthored work, and eloquently reaffirm the relevance and vitality of contemporary psychoanalytic theory."—Justin Simon, M.D., American Journal of Psychiatry
"A fascinating book worthy of the attention of therapists, doctors, and nurses who work with male patients, and men and women who love and struggle with men."—Samuel Osherson, Hospital and Community Psychiatry
"The authors of The Psychology of Men, fifteen gifted thinkers, all well-known analysts, have contributed to this long overdue research. Their combined efforts give us a glimpse of the suffering that lies behind men's homosexual and adolescent struggles, their attempts to meet the challenge of fatherhood, the myth of invulnerability, and the ever-present injunction to 'be a man.' The authors ably demonstrate that this is no easy task."—Joyce McDougall

Yale University Press, 9780300066203, 324pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 1996