Joan Hodgson Riviere (28 June – 20 May ) was a British psychoanalyst, who was In she published “Womanliness as a Masquerade” in which she looks at an area of sexual development of intellectual women in particular. Documents Similar To Riviere, Joan. Womanliness as Masquerade, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 10, , Müller-Braunchweig. Womanliness as a masquerade: Joan Rivière. by Julia Evans on January 1, Published: 1) International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, , Vol 9.

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I spoke to you about it in connection with the discussion concerning the phallic woman or phase and the phallic function in feminine sexuality.

Government as guarantor of Practice within Mental Health 44 Practitioners captured by womanlniess Through her innovative writings and teachings she originated many themes in psychoanalytical thought that continue to be explored today. However, he does not seem to see that the paper is exclusively about a certain group of women, neither clearly homosexual nor clearly heterosexual, in whom femininity is a masquerade.

If the woman is described to force her femininity in order to be more accepted by men, then gender itself exists for that purpose. Jones was impressed by her understanding of psychoanalytic principles and processes and she became a founding member of the British Psychoanalytical Societyformed in On the one hand, in the masquerade the woman mimics an authentic womanliness.

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Collected Papers — London She speaks in moving detail of the strain that such a catastrophe imposes, not only on the wife herself, but on her relationship to her children. This page was last edited on womanlinesss Octoberat You are commenting using your Facebook account. Her interests were primarily artistic and she was for a time a womanliness dressmaker. These two articles were deeply, deeply mind-boggling.


She took an interest in divorce reform and the suffragette movement. She was married in Her account of “womanliness” as a womanlinesd was taken up by Lacan as part of his exploration of The Imaginary and The Symbolic: This is frankly a puzzling yet deeply fascinating thought.

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Joan Riviere

Fraudulent femininity covers a wish for masculinity that must be hidden out of a fear of retribution. Retrieved from ” https: Since Riviere was emotionally close to her father, his premature death in was so upsetting to her that she spent several periods in nursing homes.

Freud understood Riviere better than Jones had but the analysis was very short. Fraudulent femininity conceals a wish for masculinity that must be hidden out of a fear of not being accepted by men. In she was assisting Sylvia Payne in organising the Oxford conference.

Their only child, Diana, was born in In “Jealousy as a Mechanism of Defence”‘impelled by the Kleinian vision, Riviere proceeded to chart highly original ground, linking morbid jealousy to envy of the primal scene some twenty-five years before Klein’. Zeitschrift zur Geschichte der Psychoanalyse. She argues that in the masquerade the woman mimics an authentic and genuine womanliness but then authentic womanliness itself is such mimicry that it is a masquerade.

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Views Read Edit View history. Through the lens of Butler, it could be said that the construct of masculinity is fundamentally appealing to women, and the construct of womajliness is used to avert yielding to that appeal. It is the clearest and most beautifully expressed outline of Kleinian theory as it was at that time, roviere describing the sufferings of infants and children as they struggle with their love and hate for their objects.


She was afraid of impotence in exactly the same way as a man. Contact LacanianWorks welcomes you!

This took place in Vienna in Notify me of new comments via email. In an indirect manner, she flirts and coquettes with men to obtain sexual advances from them.

The built up constructs of gender over time have instilled an expectation of retribution or lack of acceptance by the opposite sex if not complied with. Such patients were characterised in his view by ‘what may be called a “moral” facto, a sense of guilt, which is finding its satisfaction in the illness and refuses to give up the punishment of suffering. She describes the spoiling that underlies Oedipal jealousy.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Joan Riviere as translator between Freud and Jones”. About regx2 2 regx2 circulation 96 regx2 quotable quotes Riviere was born in Brighton. Jacques Lacan or here. The paper was the first attempt to discuss the growing difference in psychoanalytical theories that were held in London and Vienna. She was translation editor of the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis from its inception in until