The Way Men Think
Intellect, Intimacy and the Erotic ImaginationBook - 1991
This study of creativeness, sex and gender demonstrates the relationship of the intellectual to the personal and sexual, not only in the creative arts but in science and technology too. Typically male habits of thought are traced to a developmental crisis experienced by small boys - the male 'wound'. This wound leads to a splitting of imaginative preoccupation, inclining men to see people as though they were things, and things as though they were people. The authors show this pattern to have highly significant costs and benefits. It enables men to invest the world of machines and of abstract ideas with intense emotional significance, but it also renders them vulnerable both to personal insensitivity and misogyny, and to the grosser forms of sexual perversion. In the creative arts, this split can be healed. Even here, though, the costs are high, for the artist and for those who inspire him, as examples from the worlds of photography, poetry and painting reveal.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1991
Call Number: 155.3 H868w
Characteristics: xii, 219 p. : ill. ; 24 cm