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Title Sadism : Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspectives / edited by Amita Sehgal
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 177 pages)
Series Forensic psychotherapy monographic series
Contents Chapter One Angels and devils: sadism and violence in children / Graham Music -- chapter Two Disturbed adolescence and the emergence of sadistic traits / Damian McCann -- chapter Three Working with sadism: an embodied relational approach / Morit Heitzler -- chapter Four Sexual sadism in ritual abuse: the dilemma of the perpetrator / Valerie Sinason -- chapter Five Sadism and intellectual disability / Richard Curen -- chapter Six Sexual cruelty in the marital bed: unconscious sadism in non-forensic couples / Brett Kahr -- chapter Seven Sadism as manifest in the couple relationship / Susan Irving -- chapter Eight Sadomasochism in the context of family relationships / John Miller -- chapter Nine Sadism in later life: an unexpected dynamic? / Sandra Evans
Summary Sadism: Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspectives is founded on the premise that paying close attention to what is happening in our internal world can help us understand the rise of sadism in the world of popular culture. Voyeuristic sadism as a form of entertainment appears to be on the rise, an increase corresponding with an upsurge in public appetite for sadomasochism as a recreational activity. This book acts as a forum in which psychotherapists present psychoanalytic perspectives on the phenomenon of sadomasochism at different stages of the human lifecycle: in childhood, adolescence, adulthood and in later life, and consider its developmental roots
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 26, 2018)
Subject Sadism -- Psychological aspects
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Form Electronic book
Author Sehgal, Amita, editor
ISBN 9780429445408