Juliet Mitchell is a psychoanalyst, author, research professor, and professor emeritus. Her groundbreaking theoretical Women: The Longest Revolution (New Left Review, 1966) formed the core of the first sustained analysis of women's oppression in Britain (Women's Estate, London: Penguin, 1971). Her still influential Psychoanalysis and Feminism: Freud, Reich, Laing and Women (London: Vintage Books, 1974, New York: Basic Books, 2000) transformed a negative relationship into a positive one. She was one of the organisers of the first national women's liberation conference at Ruskin and a founder member of the London Women's Workshop. Other writings include Who’s Afraid of Feminism? Seeing Through the Backlash, with Ann Oakley (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1997), Mad Men and Medusas: Reclaiming Hysteria and the Effects of Sibling Relationships on the Human Condition (New York: Basic Books, 2000) and Siblings: Sex and Violence (Oxford: Wiley, 2003). She recently established the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge.
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