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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Masculine psychology

BEFORE

1900s Freudian analysts describe the Oedipus complex, which states that sons feel naturally competitive with their father.

1950s French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan argues that the son sees the father as embodying the law.

AFTER

1991 In Iron John: A Book About Men, American author Robert Bly says that fathers fail to give their sons what they need to become men, and suggests that they need to reawaken the “Wild Man” within.

1990s American writers Douglas Gillette and Robert L. Moore publish five books exploring Jungian archetypes and the male psyche.

Before French-Canadian analyst Guy Corneau published Absent ...

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