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Author Halberstadt-Freud, Hendrika C., 1937-

Title Electra vs Oedipus : the drama of the mother-daughter relationship / Hendrika C. Freud
Published New York : Routledge, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 205 pages)
Contents Love and hate between mothers and daughters -- The symbiotic illusion -- History of maternal love -- Nina : daughter of a single mother -- Electra versus oedipus -- What does woman want? -- Childbirth and depression -- Martha : a woman in her middle years -- On rejected mothers -- History and hysteria
Summary Explores the complex and often turbulent relationship between mothers and daughters. This book puts forward the notion that women are in fact far more (pre)occupied with their mother. It covers topics such as love and hate between mothers and daughters, the history of maternal love, childbirth and depression, and rejected mothers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-197) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Electra complex.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203845927 (electronic bk.)
0415547970 (paperback)
9780203845929 (electronic bk.)
9780415547970 (paperback)
Other Titles Electra versus Oedipus. English