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Modernism and Perversion : Sexual Deviance in Sexology and Literature, 1850-1930.

Author: Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner; Anna Katharina Schaffner
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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Charting the construction of sexual perversions in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medical, psychiatric and psychological discourse, Schaffner argues that sexologists' preoccupation with these perversions was a response to specifically modern concerns, and illuminates the role of literary texts in the formation of sexological knowledge.
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Schaffner, Dr Anna Katharina.
Modernism and Perversion : Sexual Deviance in Sexology and Literature, 1850-1930.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner; Anna Katharina Schaffner
ISBN: 9780230358904 023035890X
OCLC Number: 767503029
Description: 1 online resource (338 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 From Sinner to Patient: Medicalizing the Perverse; 2 Perverse Modernity and the Modern Perversions; 3 The Construction of the Perversions in the Scientia Sexualis; 4 Revalorizing Perversions and Their Literary Representations; Part I: The Perversions in Sexology; 1 The Birth of a Science: From Masturbation Theory to Krafft-Ebing; 1 Masturbation and Phantasia Morbosa; 2 Degeneration Theory: Perverse Evolution; 3 Richard von Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia Sexualis; 4 On the Ramifications of Factualizing Fiction. 2 The French Scene: Degeneration Theory and the Invention of Fetishism1 The Biological Turn: Michéa, Magnan and Charcot; 2 The Classificatory Imperative and the Anal Sex Taboo; 3 Alfred Binet's Fetishisms and the Discovery of Childhood; 3 Sexology in England: Ellis, Carpenter and Lawrence; 1 Havelock Ellis, Sexual Inversion and Erotic Symbolism; 2 Sex, Social Reform and the Utopian Impulse: Carpenter and Lawrence; 4 The Golden Age of Sexology in Germany: Activism, Institutionalization and the Anthropological Turn; 1 'Per scientiam ad justiciam': Magnus Hirschfeld and the Zwischenstufentheorie. 2 Albert Moll and the Discharge and Relationship Drives3 Sade as Sexologist: Iwan Bloch and the Anthropological Turn; 5 Freud, Literature and the Perversification of Mankind; 1 Freud and Perversion: Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality; 2 Freud and Perversion after Three Essays; 3 Freud and Literature; 4 Vacillations between Science and Fiction; 5 Language, Desire and the Perversions as Tropes; Part II: The Perversions in Modernist Literature; 6 Homosexuality: Thomas Mann and the Degenerate Sublime; 1 On the Double Function of Modernist Representations of the Perversions. 2 Psychopathia Sexualis and Buddenbrooks: Death, Decay and the Advent of the Artist7 Anal Sex: D.H. Lawrence and the Back Door to Transcendence; 1 'Another Kind of Love' and Its Failure; 2 Overcoming Sado-Masochistic Modernity; 8 Sadism: Marcel Proust and the Banality of Evil; 1 Proust, Inversion and Sexology; 2 Beyond Cruelty, or the Art of Sadism; 9 Masochism: Franz Kafka and the Eroticization of Suffering; 1 Managing the Menace: Masochism as a Psychological Survival Strategy; 2 Kafka's Perverse Style; 10 Fetishism: Georges Bataille and Sexual-Textual Transgression. 1 The Quest for Continuity: Transgression, Eroticism and Death2 Story of the Eye and the Fetishization of the Signifier; Conclusion; 1 Modernism vs. Modernity Revisited; 2 Literature, Language, Desire: Writing the Perverse as a Performative Act; 3 Perversion Today; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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