One Hundred Years of Masochism: Literary Texts, Social and Cultural Contexts

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Just over a century has passed since the sexologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing coined the term "masochism" in a revised edition of his Psychopathia Sexualis (1890). Put into circulation as part of the fin-de-siecle process through which sexuality and sexual practices considered deviant became medicalized, this suspicious concept grew in significance and explanatory power in the expanding new context of psychoanalytic discourse. Today the study of masochism shows signs of becoming a discipline in its own right, the political, ...

One Hundred Years of Masochism: Literary Texts, Social and Cultural Contexts 2000, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042006577

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