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Social Impact of Advanced Metastatic Cancer

Frances Sheldon and Pam Firth

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216420
eISBN:
9780191730306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the psychosocial impact of advanced metastatic cancer on the patient and family. It discusses the results of several studies indicating that social isolation is a major issue ... More


“Abnormal Desires” and “Barbarous Instincts”: The Birth of the Sexual Pervert

Miguel de Beistegui

in The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547374
eISBN:
9780226547404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547404.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter turns to the birth of the homo sexualis, and of the discourse of sexuality, as the second pillar of liberalism investigated in the book. Its main (seemingly paradoxical) thesis is that ... More


Sexual function following spinal cord injury

B. P. Gardner and P. Rainsbury

in Spinal Cord Dysfunction: Volume II: Intervention and Treatment

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192617873
eISBN:
9780191724312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192617873.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Spinal cord dysfunction is not limited to motor sensory and bladder problems, but includes the important aspect of sexuality. The patient with a spinal lesion may suffer a reduction in sexual ... More


The Power of Love: Who Is Aphrodite?

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines how sophia depersonalizes Aphrodite and divinizes sexual power in Euripides's poetics. It considers the intellectual predicament in which Euripides must have found himself, as a ... More


Epilogue

Carolyn J. Dean

in The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality, and Other Fantasies in Interwar France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219953
eISBN:
9780520923485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219953.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In an old interview, Michel Foucault said that we were now interested in the marquis de Sade's “pornographic” work because it prefigures the more recent historical “dissociation of the ego” in which ... More


Global Modernity and Sexual Science: The Case of Male Homosexuality and Female Prostitution, 1850–1950

Pablo Ben

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how the social history of urbanization influenced the emergence of sexual science by focusing on the case of male homosexuality and female prostitution during the period ... More


Eros in Euripides’s Poetics: Sex as the Cause of the Trojan War

Pietro Pucci

in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover: An Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700613
eISBN:
9781501704055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700613.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Euripides's treatment of sex as the cause of the Trojan War. The first aspect of sexuality in Euripides that strikes us is the violence with which it assails its subjects—most ... More


Freud and Obsession as the Gateway to Psychoanalysis

in Obsession: A History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137827
eISBN:
9780226137797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137797.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the history of obsession, the greatest single figure is Sigmund Freud. It has been usual to think of Freud as the heroic discoverer of the unconscious, sexual drives, and the like. But as this ... More


First Love Again!: The Painter of Signs

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

This chapter recounts The Painter of Signs where Narayan creates an idealist sign painter. Set in a conservative town in south India, this work is the biggest surprise from Narayan. A modern young ... More


Conscious and Unconscious

John Parrington

in Mind Shift: How culture transformed the human brain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198801634
eISBN:
9780191926082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801634.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter determines the relationship between the conscious and unconscious aspects of brain function. The unconscious consists of those mental processes that occur automatically and are not ... More


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