Grotstein, Foreword. Introduction. Silences from the Deep: Women's Subjectivity and the Voice of the Turtle. Female Subjectivity. Saint Anne and Two Others: Configuration of the Grandmother Within the Dreaming Couple. The Daughter's Body: The Site of the Haunting. The Infant Subject in Vivo. The Daughter's Body, Part II
Mothers and Daughters and the Origins of Female Subjectivity challenges the theory of the Oedipus complex, which permeates psychoanalytic theory, psychology, semiotics and cultural studies. The book focuses on the re-examination of women's development through the theories of primitive mental states.