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Juliet Mitchell and the Lateral Axis

Twenty-First-Century Psychoanalysis and Feminism

  • Editors
  • Robbie Duschinsky
  • Susan Walker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Robbie Duschinsky, Susan Walker
    Pages 1-22
  3. Paul Verhaeghe, Eline Trenson
    Pages 147-167
  4. Robbie Duschinsky, Rachel Leigh
    Pages 169-192
  5. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
    Pages 207-227
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-291

About this book


This volume fills the gap in books dedicated to the ideas of ground-breaking theorist Juliet Mitchell. Essays from internationally renowned scholars address themes that cross-cut her oeuvre: equality, violence, collective movements, subjectivity, sexuality and power. Mitchell herself contributes a chapter and an afterward.


Juliet Mitchell lateral axis siblings psychoanalytical theory feminism Hysteria identity Infantile Sexuality Nation politics psychoanalysis Sex The Unconscious violence

About the authors

Judith Butler, University of California, USA Gillian Harkins, University of Washington, USA Daru Huppert, Viennese Psychoanalytical Society, Austria Rachel Leigh, Cambridge Lehrhaus Centre for Jewish Thought, USA Jacqueline Rose, Queen Mary University, UK Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University, USA Preti Taneja, University of London , UK Paul Verhaeghe, Ghent University, Belgium

Bibliographic information


"This book provides a very good overview of Juliet Mitchell's work and explores it in depth. In a remarkably clear and precise way, the authors introduce crucial concepts she developed, contextualise them and explore their theoretical and clinical implications. This book is a marvellous tool which will help the complete beginner but also the experienced academic to understand how much Juliet Mitchell's work opens up a new horizon in psychoanalytic theory." - Lionel Bailly, Senior Lecturer in Psychoanalysis, University College London, UK