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Perverse Psychology : the pathologization of sexual violence and transgenderism.

Author: Jemma Tosh
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Concepts for critical psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Psychology defines people who take pleasure in the suffering of others as having a form of mental illness, while media representations frame such behaviour as 'evil'. This is hotly contested territory, not least where sexual violence is concerned - violence which feminist voices argue is related to power rather than sex. Perverse Psychology examines psychiatric constructions of sexual violence and transgenderism  Read more...
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Tosh, Jemma.
Perverse Psychology : The pathologization of sexual violence and transgenderism.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jemma Tosh
ISBN: 9781317635444 1317635442
OCLC Number: 885123110
Description: 1 online resource (161 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Part I Sexual violence; 2 Psychology and sexual violence: a historical review; 3 Remedicalizing rape; Part II Transgenderism; 4 Psychology, homosexuality, and 'feminine boys'; 5 Transgenderism and psychology: transforming gender identity (into a) disorder; Part III Perverse psychology; 6 Rape: a perversion of gender; 7 Conclusions: perverse psychology; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Concepts for critical psychology.

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Psychology defines people who take pleasure in the suffering of others as having a form of mental illness, while media representations frame such behaviour as 'evil'. This is hotly contested territory, not least where sexual violence is concerned - violence which feminist voices argue is related to power rather than sex. Perverse Psychology examines psychiatric constructions of sexual violence and transgenderism from the 19th century until the latest DSM-5 diagnoses. It uses discourse analysis to interrogate the discursive boundaries between 'normal' and 'abnormal' rape,

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