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Feminism and its discontents a century of struggle with psychoanalysis by Mari Jo Buhle

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Psychoanalysis and feminism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-416) and index.

StatementMari Jo Buhle.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF175.4.F45 B84 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination432 p. ;
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL685522M
ISBN 100674298683
LC Control Number97032397

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