The New Sexual Landscape and Contemporary Psychoanalysis

The New Sexual Landscape and Contemporary Psychoanalysis

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The sexual landscape has changed dramatically in the past few decades, with the meaning of gender and sexuality now being parsed within the realms of gender fluidity, nonheteronormative sexuality, BDSM, and polyamory. The sea change in sexual attitudes has also made room for the mainstreaming of internet pornography and the use of virtual reality for sexual pleasure - and the tech gurus have not even scratched the surface when it comes to mining the possibilities of alternative realities. This book surveys modern sex culture and suggests ways psychoanalysis can update its theories and practice to meet the novel needs of today's generations; at the same time, paying special attention to technology, which is augmenting and expanding sexual and gender possibilities. The authors consider how sexuality and bonding in this brave new world are best suited to meet our psychoanalytic needs.

Author: Danielle Knafo, Rocco Lo Bosco
Publisher: Confer Books
Published: 09/01/2020
Pages: 216
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 7.20h x 5.00w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781913494186

About the Author
Danielle Knafo, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and a professor at Long Island University and New York University. Her recent book, The Age of Perversion: Desire and Technology in Psychoanalysis and Culture, (co-authored with Lo Bosco) won the 2018 American Board of Professional Psychology Book Award. Rocco Lo Bosco is a teacher and author of fiction and nonfiction. His most recent titles are Staying Sane in Crazy Town: A Monologue of Rude Wisdom, and a children's book, The Rainbow's Argument