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Masculine shame; from succubus to the eternal feminine.

9780415390385

Masculine shame; from succubus to the eternal feminine.

Ayers, Mary.

Routledge

2010

189 pages

$99.00

Hardcover

BF1531

A psychoanalyst near Washington, D.C., Ayers discovered that in her first book on shame, she has neglected to account for gender differences. After considerable additional research, she discusses masculine shame as a kind of shame, not necessarily a condition limited to males--as feminine shame is not limited to females. She covers the birth of civilization and the evolution of the succubus, the image of the succubus in the writings of Freud and Jung, and from the succubus as child-killing mother to the restoration of the eternal feminine.

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