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Title: In search of an individual identity : a psychoanalytical examination of motivational forces behind the identity development of female characters in the selected works of Violette Leduc and Eileen Chang
Author: Cheng, Helen Hui-Yueh
ISNI:       0000 0004 6497 4648
Awarding Body: University of Kent
Current Institution: University of Kent
Date of Award: 2017
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Violette Leduc (1907-72) and Eileen Chang (1920-95) are writers from different societies (France and China respectively) and distinctly different backgrounds. They are brought together in this thesis for their portrayal of women characters in pursuit of a sense of identity and fulfilment in societies where gender roles can function as pseudo-destinies, which can, to varying degrees, be relativized, questioned and resisted. Feminist and psychoanalytic theories, as well as post-Maslowian perspectives help to throw light on the kind of obstacles to fulfilment which the women characters are portrayed as encountering.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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