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Author Franco, De

Title The Sadomasochistic Perversion : the Entity and the Theories
Published London : Karnac Books, 2003


Description 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents COVER; FOREWORD; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction; CHAPTER TWO: A precursor; CHAPTER THREE: Problems of terminology and definition; CHAPTER FOUR: Sadomasochism and depression; CHAPTER FIVE: Feminine masochism, or the case of the Wolf Man; CHAPTER SIX: Ascetic masochism; CHAPTER SEVEN: The clinical area of perversion; Perversion and perverse-compulsive sexuality; A very private case history; A tragic and exemplary tale; CHAPTER EIGHT: Theories of sadomasochistic perversion; Psychosexuality; The first paradigm; The second paradigm; The third paradigm; Robert Stoller's trauma theory
Some reflections on the biological aspectCHAPTER NINE: After the theories; Infantile sadomasochistic fantasy; The role of the imagination in perversion; The sadomasochistic monad and the unity of opposites; Sexualization in perversion; The nature of sadomasochistic pleasure; Cruelty in sadomasochism; CHAPTER TEN: Areas of contiguity; Borderline structures and perverse defences; Perversion and psychosis; Criminality and perversion; CHAPTER ELEVEN: Infantile trauma and perversion; CHAPTER TWELVE: Final notes on the three paradigms; Perversion as an outcome of infantile sexuality
Continuity of normal and perverse sexualityAggression in perversion; Recent theories; Perversion as an act of reparation of the self; Perversion as a psychopathological organization; CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Psychoanalytic therapy of the perversions; CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Evil and pleasure: a psychoanalytic view; Evil; Pleasure; Destructiveness; Irreparable evil; Regression and psychic destruction; REFERENCES; INDEX
Summary In this book Franco de Masi examines the terminology used in the analysis of sadomasochism and surveys in detail the theories of other psychoanalysts. He explores the relationship between sadomasochism and other conditions, such as depression, psychosis and borderline states, and discusses the nature of evil in the broadest way possible
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Psychoanalysis.
Psychoanalytic Theory
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781849403818