oa Lagos Notes and Records - Homosexual tendencies and unconscious determinants: A Lacanian reading of Ama Ata Aidoo's "Our sister Killjoy: rejections from a Black-eyed Squint "
|Article Title||Homosexual tendencies and unconscious determinants: A Lacanian reading of Ama Ata Aidoo's "Our sister Killjoy: rejections from a Black-eyed Squint "|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||118 - 137|
|Keyword(s)||Contradictions, Lacanian psychoanalytic postulations, Nature of man, Perverse behaviour, Physical consummation and Sexual behavioural traits|
Homosexuality has always been a controversial issue. To writers, critics, and psychologists alike, there is no consensus as to whether it is a normal behavioural trait or not. While some psychologists contend that homosexuality is a psychological problem, others think that it evinces the highest form of intellectuality in man. In fact, Jacques Lacan contends that homosexuality is perverse only in so far as all manifestations of love are perverse.
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