oedipal phase


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oe·di·pal phase

in psychoanalysis, a stage in the psychosexual development of the child, characterized by erotic attachment to the parent of the opposite sex, repressed because of fear of the parent of the same sex; usually occurring in children 3-6 years old.
Synonym(s): oedipal period

oedipal phase

Psychiatry A psychoanalytical stage that occurs between ages 4 and 6, which partially overlaps components of the phallic stage and represents a time of inevitable conflict between a child and parents

oed·i·pal phase

(ed'i-păl fāz)
psychoanalysis A stage in the psychosexual development of the child, characterized by erotic attachment to the parent of the opposite sex, repressed because of fear of the parent of the same sex; usually seen in children aged 3-6 years.
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The double function of weaving--to hold and to imperil--corresponds to the two phases in the development of femininity we find "out of joint" with the time of maturing masculinity, namely, the requirement to give up the mother as beloved in order to usher in the girl's Oedipal phase.
According to Freud's analyses, the oedipal phase implies internalising patriarchal psychology and its sex/gender system.
70) is to return to the countryside and pass through the Oedipal phase.
So while the ghost comedies feature gender stereotypes and heterosexual romance plots, the films also allow access to the feminine/maternal prior to the fixed gender identities of the Oedipal phase.
Instead, in a triumph of Trendian, we hear about such things as "ideological writing/rewriting," the notion of "hailing," Lacanian "theory of suture," Kristeva's "chromatic jouissance," Freud's "cynosural oedipal phase," and Sedgwick's views on "maternaphobic and homophobic" culture.