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‘The Spontaneous Feeling of Shame’: Masturbation and Freud 1930–1940

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The anxiety regarding masturbation peaked in the early interwar period at which time shame was regarded as a natural result of the practice of masturbation even by sexual reformers. In this period, ... More


Sexual Desires: Repression and Sublimation in Black Narcissus (1947), Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957), and Sea Wife (1957)

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 2 analyzes the representation of Anglican missionary nuns in Black Narcissus, and argues that while these sisters have been critiqued as agents of British and Christian imperialism in India, ... More


The Thrill of the Fight: Charlotte Brontë and Elia Kazan

in Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines two intensely psychological stories of women whose lives appear to be damaged and even destroyed by the forces of sexual repression: Charlotte Brontë's Villette (1853) and Eliza ... More


Why Sex?

Leo Bersani

in Receptive Bodies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579627
eISBN:
9780226579931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579931.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter focuses on Michel Foucault's superficially counter-intuitive attack on what he calls the “repressive hypothesis” concerning sex. The accepted idea, which Foucault sets out to reverse, is ... More


Voluptuary Architecture: Organizing, Policing, and Producing Pleasure

James A. Steintrager

in The Autonomy of Pleasure: "Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examines how libertines transformed institutions that were subject to enlightened critique such as convents, monasteries, and harems, and turned them into idealized spaces for the organization of ... More


Going to Tara via Vienna: Joyce and the Freudian Bildungsroman

Michael G. Cronin

in Impure Thoughts: Sexuality, Catholicism and Literature in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086137
eISBN:
9781781704707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086137.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the emergence of psychoanalytic thought in the twentieth century and the historical development of the notion of sexuality. It examines the Freudian libidinal theory model, ... More


Love & Death

Susan G. Davis

in Dirty Jokes and Bawdy Songs: The Uncensored Life of Gershon Legman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042614
eISBN:
9780252051456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042614.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

After his break with Kinsey, Legman aimed to make a place for himself among New York City intellectuals as a full-time writer and editor on topics of sex. Between 1946 and 1948, he was at work ... More


Manly Love: Romantic Friendship in American Fiction

Axel Nissen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226586663
eISBN:
9780226586687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The modern idea of Victorians is that they were emotionless prudes, imprisoned by sexual repression and suffocating social constraints; they expressed love and affection only within the bounds of ... More


Queer Relay

Lisa Henderson

in Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814790571
eISBN:
9780814790595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814790571.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter continues social exploration through fieldwork to examine actually existing market conditions of queer cultural production at the crossroads of industrial and queer independent sectors. ... More


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