Gender, Discourse and the Self in Literature

Gender, Discourse and the Self in Literature

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Critiquing the fictive nature of socially accepted values about gender, the authors unravel the strategies adopted by writers and filmmakers in (de)constructing the gendered self in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.freud revisited In his essay a€œFemininitya€ (1933), 2 Freud adopts an indirect approach to defining femininity by taking the Oedipal stage as the ... and in definition, as it believes that the unconscious is formed at the Oedipal stage, with the mother being replaced by the father as a love-object. In his thesis, Freud gives numerous examples to argue that it is impossible to define femininity in a direct way.

Title:Gender, Discourse and the Self in Literature
Author:Kwok-kan Tam
Publisher:Chinese University Press - 2010


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