The Sexual Love of Mothers for Their Children: The Phedre Complex
|Author: ||Richardson, Herbert W.|
The argument of this book is that the usual way of conceiving the mother-child relation is incorrect. Professor Richardson's argument is that the mother-child relation is reciprocal.
"It begins with the mother desiring to have a child; and it continues with that child desiring its mother. The complicating factor, however, is that the mother (in this reciprocal relation) is not simply an object of her child's desires. She is also an active subject with her own desires for what she wants her child to be."
From the Introduction
Table of Contents
0. The Phedre Complex
2. The Desire of Mothers
The Daughter's Oedipal Problem
My Mother's Comment
A Final Story