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What is meant by the psychoanalytic term ambivalence? Can ambivalence be used as a form of social analysis? Answer this question using an example of your choice.

Required Reading

Rozsika Parker (2005), Torn in Two: The experience of maternal ambivalence, Chapter 3, ‘The Unacceptable Face of Ambivalence’. London: Virago.

bell hooks (1995) Loving Blackness as Political Resistance, in Killing Rage, Ending Racism, Penguin: London.

Additional Reading
Nelson, M. 2015. The Argonauts. London: Melville House UK.

Rose, J. 2018. Psychic Blindness: Loving. In Mothers: An essay on love and cruelty. London: Faber and Faber

Stone, A. 2012. From Mothering to Maternal Experience. In Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Maternal Subjectivity. Abingdon: Routledge (pp.10-36)


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