Oedipus complex


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Oedipus complex: Oedipus Rex
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for Oedipus complex

a complex of males

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Pascual considers pornography to be Victor's mechanism to fight against his reality and analyzes the imbrication in the novel between empowerment and acceptance of powerlessness, Freud's process of identification, the reversal of the Oedipus complex and homoeroticism.
The Oedipus complex similarly plays a significant role in the psychosexual development of young girls.
To question the foundation for Oedipus's guilt, and for his fate, is to call into question what Oedipus affirms and perhaps also what the Oedipus complex forever avows--an avowal Deleuze and Guattari envision inscribed above the International Psychoanalytical Association's door: "Let no one enter here who does not believe in Oedipus" (1977, 45).
This type of incestuous sexual attraction was popularised by the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud in the 19th century who attributed it to some of his patients, in what he described as the Oedipus complex.
1 know it sounds like a nickel's worth of Freud, but I firmly believe that the great artist wrote himself out when he exhausted the variations on his own Oedipus complex.
And also My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories, the first collection from the late Irish master, Frank O'Connor.
Buchanan sees Freud's theory of the Oedipus complex as "humanistic" in positing the concept of a universal "human nature" susceptible to rationalistic explanation, whereas the Theban plays expose such a reliance on human reason as delusory--human beings are here gripped by forces they cannot control or fully comprehend.
The first psychoanalyst to be inducted into the French Legion of Honor, Nasio explains that Freud's famous Oedipus Complex has nothing to do with love or hate, and everything to do with sex, as hormones surge through four-year-old boys and girls, and any adult within range becomes the object of young lust.
How is it you always manage to work in the name of your friend's wimpy kid with the huge Oedipus complex every time we're discussing my chosen vocation?
Although he emphasizes that it was his mother who first started drawing naked people, he muses that a psychoanalyst might draw the conclusion that he "somehow accomplished an Oedipus complex, on paper.
To take this even further: keeping in mind that the Oedipus complex is a mechanism for aligning sexual desire with gender, the novel is anti-Oedipal.
As I suggested above, Freudian theory posits that identification revolves around one or the other of the two "myths" or formations constitutive of identity, the Oedipus complex and the issues surrounding narcissism that will become my eventual focus.
According to Freud, the whole totem system exemplifies the universality of the Oedipus complex.
Eventually he concludes that the killer has an Oedipus complex and that the victims are surrogates for his mother.
JON THORNE'S Oedipus Complex is one of the upcoming shows in the Phil's After 8 series.