Psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902) played a key role in the construction of the modern concept of sexuality. As the author of the famous "Psychopathia sexualis", he named and classified virtually all nonprocreative sexualities, synthesizing knowledge on sadism, masochism, fetishism, homosexuality and exhibitionism. His influence on the study of sexuality cannot be overstated, but it is often misunderstood. In the wake of Michel Foucault's influential sexual histories, Krafft-Ebing is often maligned as a contributor to the repressed Victorian construction of sexual deviancy. But in this powerful new cultural history Harry Oosterhuis invites us to reconsider the quality and extent of Krafft-Ebing's influence. Revisiting the case studies on which Krafft-Ebing based his findings, and thus drawing on the voices of his patients and informants, Oosterhuis finds that Krafft-Ebing was not the harsh judge of perversions that we think he was. He argues that Krafft-Ebing had a deep appreciation of the psyche, and that his work reveals an attempt to separate sexual deviancies from ideas of immorality. In the tradition of Freud, then, Krafft-Ebing should stand not as a villain, but as a contributor to more modern notions of sexual identity.
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Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 2000. Condizione libro: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Acknowledgments Introduction Part I - Medical Science and the Modernization of Sexuality 1. The Emergence of Sexual Science 2. Forensic Medicine and Psychiatry 3. Classifying and Explaining Perversion 4. The Psychology of Sexual Desire Part II - Extending the Boundaries of Psychiatry 5. Professional Struggles 6. Psychiatry's Panacea: Degeneration Theory 7. Professional Controversies 8. Alternatives: Psychological Therapies Part III - Articulate Sufferers: Perversion and Autobiography 9. Sexual Disorder in the Asylum and in Court 10. Plato Was Not a Filthy Swine 11. Superior Degenerates 12. Orgies of Fantasy 13. The Comfort of Togetherness 14. For Science and Humanity Part IV - Psychiatry and Sexual Identity in Fin de Siegrave;cle Culture 15. Autobiography and Sexual Identity 16. Romantic Love, Intimacy, and the Sexual Self 17. The Birth of the Modern Homosexual 18. Pressure-Cooker Vienna Part V - Krafft-Ebing's Legacy Bibliography Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0226630595