1st Edition

The Sadomasochistic Perversion
The Entity and the Theories





ISBN 9781855759985
Published September 25, 2003 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines the terminology used in the analysis of sadomasochism, surveys extensively, and in detail, the theories of other psychoanalysts, and explores the relationship between sadomasochism and depression; its relationship to psychosis, borderline states, and many other conditions.

Table of Contents

Forewords -- Introduction -- A precursor -- Problems of terminology and definition -- Sadomasochism and depression -- Feminine masochism, or the case of the Wolf Man -- Ascetic masochism -- The clinical area of perversion -- Theories of sadomasochistic perversion -- After the theories -- Areas of contiguity -- Infantile trauma and perversion -- Final notes on the three paradigms -- Psychoanalytic therapy of the perversions -- Evil and pleasure: a psychoanalytic view

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