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SODRE, Marina  e  ARAN, Márcia. Contemporary considerations on the psychoanalytic notion of sexual difference. Rev. Mal-Estar Subj [online]. 2012, vol.12, n.1-2, pp. 293-326. ISSN 1518-6148.

From the interface between psychoanalysis and culture, this paper aims to raise some considerations about the contemporary debate of the psychoanalytic notion of sexual difference introduced by shifts in the field of sexuality and the challenges they impose on the psychoanalytic area. From the background of the new cartography of sexuality, uses, as main reference, the dialogue between Judith Butler and Slavoj Žižek on the status of the notion of sexual difference in psychoanalysis, in order to consider to what extent psychoanalysis bases the constitution of the difference on the binary model and the hierarchical gender division, contributing to the normative maintenance of the sex-gender system or, to what extent the psychoanalytic theory offers a shift from the dimorphic model of sexual difference to a distinct way of thinking the difference, contributing to the understanding of otherness while meaning indetermination and contingency. In this way, explores the interpretations of Butler about some fundamental concepts of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, as the Oedipus complex, and the Žižek's considerations about the reading of Butler. This study final aim is to enhance the dialogue between contemporary authors in order to conduct further psychoanalytic readings, demonstrating the possibility of the psychoanalytic theory of reconsidering and resubmitting in face of new socio-historical questions.

Palavras-chave : Psychoanalysis; culture; sexuality; sexual difference; subjectivity.

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