Rivista di psicoanalisi - ISSN 0391-7274

Quando la Psicoanalisi perde la bussola: Riflessioni sulle Teorie di Riorientamento Sessuale

TitleQuando la Psicoanalisi perde la bussola: Riflessioni sulle Teorie di Riorientamento Sessuale
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsCrapanzano, A.
Secondary TitleGli Argonauti
Volume162
Issue1
Pagination23-37
Date Published05/2020
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number0391-7274
KeywordsContemporary Theories, Criticism, homosexuality, psychoanalysis, Sexual Reorientation Therapies
Abstract

In this article, the author intends to describe the change of direction in psychoanalytic thinking towards homosexuality in the period following Freud’s death. After a brief explanation of the cultural and political climate that led to pathologizing homosexuality, the main psychoanalytic contributions to the so-called “sexual reorientation therapies” are presented. Finally, space is given to the criticisms leveled at such therapies. In conclusion, a general overview of the main contemporary psychoanalytic theories concerning homosexuality is presented.

URLhttps://argonauti.padovauniversitypress.it/2020/1/2