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Author Miller, J. F

Title Triumphant Victim : a Psychoanalytical Perspective on Sadomasochism and Perverse Thinking
Published Karnac Books, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Contents COVER; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR; FOREWORD; Introduction: the human context and the developmental imperative; PART I CLINICAL ISSUES; CHAPTER ONE Control and helplessness; CHAPTER TWO The core problem: from subversion to perversion; CHAPTER THREE Infantile and adult sexuality; CHAPTER FOUR Mothering and the parental couple; CHAPTER FIVE Pornography and masturbation: the virtual world; CHAPTER SIX The avoidance of feeling; CHAPTER SEVEN Projective identification and the claustrum; CHAPTER EIGHT Sexuality and perversion
CHAPTER NINE Masochism and the emotional orphanCHAPTER TEN Romantic agony; CHAPTER ELEVEN Hysteria and sadomasochism; CHAPTER TWELVE Exhibitionism and voyeurism; PART II SOCIAL MANIFESTATIONS; CHAPTER THIRTEEN Symbolisation and concrete thinking; CHAPTER FOURTEEN Basic assumption thinking and tribal mentality; CHAPTER FIFTEEN Perversely religious and religiously perverse; CHAPTER SIXTEEN Evangelical atheism; CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Feminism and the phallic Trojan horse; CHAPTER EIGHTEEN A child is being murdered; CHAPTER NINETEEN The everlasting baby and the parasite
CHAPTER TWENTY From victim and blame to a saner societyPART III CASE HISTORIES; CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE Abigail: survival through invisibility; CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO Judy and Maria: vendettas against the parent/analyst; CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE Damien: student drop-out and would-be professional psychiatric patient; CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR Kelly: a case of courage in the face of perversity; CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE Mark: the battered husband; CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX Peter and Jim: the black hole of the psyche; REFERENCES; INDEX
Summary This book examines the unrecognised prevalence of sadomasochism and perverse thinking in personal relationships as well as the public domain, and discusses the way it contributes to the culture of the victim. The first part traces the origins of perverse pathology and how it operates in obstructing emotional development and producing dysfunctional relationships. This is put in the context of hysteria, exhibitionism, voyeurism, and projective identification and is illustrated with clinical material drawn from the author's thirty years of psychoanalytical practice as well as experiences of couple
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sadomasochism.
Masochism -- psychology
Sadism -- psychology
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781782410799