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The Bonds of Love

The Bonds of Love

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Written by Jessica BenjaminAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jessica Benjamin

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • On Sale: July 12, 1988
  • Price: $15.96
  • ISBN: 978-0-394-75730-8 (0-394-75730-0)
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Noted feminist theorist and psychoanalyst Jessica Benjamin shows how domination is a complex psychological process which ensnares both parties in bonds of complicity, and underlies our family life, our social institutions, and especially our sexual relations, despite our conscious commitment to equality and freedom.

"An amazingly lucid account of the way power all too often becomes intertwined with gender.''--The New York Times Book Review


1. The First Bond

2. Master and Slave

3. Woman's Desire

4. The Oedipal Riddle

5. Gender and Domination

6. Conclusion