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La Donna E La Bambina Psicoanalisi Della Femminilità Imbasciati

From girl to woman: a child becomes a woman. Psychoanalysis of womanliness

Volume chapter author (s): Imbasciati A.

Freud defined the woman as “the dark continent of psychoanalysis”, but later both men and women explorers of such a continent have been countless. This book offers a description of the development of female personality, beginning from the experience of the girl baby’s first months of life, and looks for an explanation of the adult female traits by investigating the primary deep structures, particularly those that originate sexuality. The topic is developed in relation to the most recent personality theories in psychoanalysis, above all those derived from Kleinian approaches, that the author has illustrated in some of his previous works (Theory of the Protomental).