What are Perversions?: Sexuality, Ethics, Psychoanalysis (Hardback)
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What are Perversions?: Sexuality, Ethics, Psychoanalysis (Hardback)

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Hardback 210 Pages / Published: 05/07/2019
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This book explores what we mean when we use the term "perversion." Are we dealing with a sexological classification, a mental disturbance, an ethical deviation, a hedonistic style, or an historical-cultural artifact? The book retraces some of the fundamental stages in the field of psychoanalytic thought-from Freud to Masud Khan, Stoller, and Lacan-and proposes an original approach: that "paraphilias" today are taken as an ethical failure of the sexual relationship with the other. The perversions signal a specific relationship with the other, who is treated not simply as a sexual object, but someone whose subjectivity is ably exploited precisely in order to get a perverse pleasure. Acts, if considered perverse, are understood as a metaphorical re-edition of a trauma, above all sexual, in which the subject (as a child) suffered the bitter experience of exclusion or jealousy.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780367103637
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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