Mardy S. Ireland
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|Mardy S. Ireland|
|Born||Merle Sanders Ireland
|Alma mater||DUKE University, Durham, NC, University of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu|
|Thesis||A training paradigm for imagery awareness and the investigation of concomitant personality integration (1976)|
|Institutions||Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California|
|Main interests||Writer and psychoanalyst|
|Notable works||Reconceiving Women: Separating Motherhood From Female Identity|
|Mardy S. Ireland|
January 31, 1960 |
North Carolina, U.S.
Ireland is a founding member of the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, and was a member of the faculty at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.
In 1993, Ireland wrote "Reconceiving Women: Separating Motherhood From Female Identity", which focuses on three types of women: mothers, child-less, and child-free. Acknowledging the distinction child-free became critical as a legitimate choice for women. The work was the subsequent subject of a doctoral thesis. The New York Times reviewed this book. The "academic book" had struck a chord and found broad appeal.
In North Carolina she became involved with and was interviewed about the Peaceful Schools Project regarding school bullying. http://www.myrdctv.com/sections/community/features/community-matters/videos/school-bullying-dr-mardy-ireland-38.shtml[permanent dead link]
- Ireland, Merle S. (1976). A training paradigm for imagery awareness and the investigation of concomitant personality integration (Ph.D. thesis). University of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu. OCLC 313434249.
- Ireland, Mardy S. (1993). Reconceiving women: separating motherhood from female identity. New York: Guilford Press. ISBN 9780898620160. OCLC 27225262.
- Ireland, Mardy S. (2003). The art of the subject: between necessary illusion and speakable desire in the analytic encounter. New York: Other Press. ISBN 9781590510339. OCLC 51810491.
- Ireland, Mardy S. (October 2004). "Phallus or penis: commentary on Cornelia St. John's paper". Studies in Gender and Sexuality. Taylor and Francis. 5 (4): 459–472. doi:10.1080/15240650509349259.
- Ireland, Mardy S. (1993). Reconceiving women: separating motherhood from female identity. New York: Guilford Press. ISBN 9780898620160.
- Monschau, Laura Lynn (2000). Women without children: the effects of childlessness on sex-role identity, psychological well-being, and life course schemas (Ph.D. thesis). Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. OCLC 190788142.