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De Beauvoir, Bridget Jones' pants and vaginismus

Barker, Meg (2011). De Beauvoir, Bridget Jones' pants and vaginismus. Existential Analysis: Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 22(2) pp. 203–216.

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Abstract

This paper considers the relevance of de Beauvoir’s work for clients with 'vaginismus'. Focusing on women's relationships to their bodies, partners, and being-for-others more widely, it links de Beauvoir's theories to more recent research, and to a key case study. The importance of therapist awareness of shifting gender roles is highlighted.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 Existential Analysis
ISSN: 0958-0476
Keywords: De Beauvoir, being-for-others, bodies, gender, psychosexual therapy, vaginismus.
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 29253
Depositing User: Meg Barker
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2011 08:42
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 04:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29253
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