Perversion: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

Perversion: Psychoanalytic Perspectives

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by Lisa Downing, Dany Nobus
     
 

ISBN-10: 1855759179

ISBN-13: 9781855759176

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Karnac Books

Perversion—its ubiquity in infantile life and its persistence in the psychical and sexual lives of some adults—was a central element of Freud’s lifelong empirical and theoretical work. Many psychoanalytic schools and orientations have since revisited the problem of perversion. Some authors have sharpened the definition of perversion by

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Perversion—its ubiquity in infantile life and its persistence in the psychical and sexual lives of some adults—was a central element of Freud’s lifelong empirical and theoretical work. Many psychoanalytic schools and orientations have since revisited the problem of perversion. Some authors have sharpened the definition of perversion by differentiating it from perverse fantasies, so-called near-perversions, and perverse traits, whereas others have sought to re-conceptualize perversion as an erotic form of hatred, a fixated anal object-relation, or a neo-sexuality. The result is that Freud's original view of perversion has been replaced by a large variety of, often contradictory, psychoanalytic perspectives on its etiology, development, and treatment.

This bi-partite collection of essays offers a series of perspectives on perversion by a range of psychoanalytic practitioners and theorists, and a selection of papers by scholars from related fields who work with, or critique, psychoanalytic theories on perversion.

These unique and invaluable contributions to the study of psychoanalysis, perversion, and culture stage a serious dialogue between the discipline of psychoanalysis and its critics and commentators on the controversial issue of non-normative sexuality. It is essential reading for students and practitioners of psychoanalysis, for cultural critics, and for anyone who wants to know more about the positions occupied by psychoanalysis in contemporary debates about sexuality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855759176
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : locating perversion, dislocating psychoanalysis3
Ch. 1Perversion, perversity, and normality : diagnostic and therapeutic considerations19
Ch. 2An overview of perverse behaviour39
Ch. 3Perversion and charity : an ethical approach59
Ch. 4The problem of inscription and its clinical meaning in perversion79
Ch. 5The perversion of pain, pleasure, and thought : on the difference between "suffering" an experience and the "construction" of a thing to be used99
Ch. 6The structure of perversion : a Lacanian perspective109
Ch. 7Birth, death, orgasm, and perversion : a Reichian view127
Introduction : perversion, historicity, ethics149
Ch. 8Perversion and French avant-garde art 1912-1916165
Ch. 9The perverse domination of the fascist and the Sadean master187
Ch. 10The feminist ethics of lesbian sadomasochism217
Ch. 11Maternal fetishism241
Ch. 12Lacan meets queer theory261
Ch. 13On sexual perversion and transsensualism323

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