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Challenging the Normal and the Perverse: Feminist Speculations on Sexual Preference

Linda LeMoncheck

in Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The “loose women” described in this book pose a threat to patriarchy by challenging the constraints of monogamy imposed on women by an androcentric heterosexuality. However, women in search of sexual ... More


Perversion, Perversity, and Normality: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations

Otto F. Kernberg

in Aggressivity, Narcissism, and Self-Destructiveness in the Psychotherapeutic Rela: New Developments in the Psychopathology and Psychotherapy of Severe Personality Disorders

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101805
eISBN:
9780300128383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101805.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter first considers the problem of sexual “normality.” It then discusses the clinical and psychoanalytic criteria of normality; the definition and psychodynamics of perversion; perversion ... More


Desire: Paraphilia and Distress in DSM-IV

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the concept of paraphilia as defined in the third and current fourth edition of the handbook of the American Psychiatric Association—the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of ... More


Monstrous Inversions: Decadence and Degeneration in Galdόs's Ángel Guerra

CATHERINE JAGOE

in Culture and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Spain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158868
eISBN:
9780191673399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158868.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The notion of inevitable decline or degeneration produced an aesthetic movement that revolved around a group of ‘decadent’ or Symbolist writers and painters of the late 19th century whose subjects ... More


The Adamites Exposed: Naked Radicals in the English Revolution

David. Cressy

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines one of the most startling phenomena of the English revolution, the appearance, or alleged appearance, of a sect of revolutionary fundamentalist nudists. Stories about this group ... More


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