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Schaffner, Anna Katharina
Modernism and perversion : sexual deviance in sexology and literature, 1850-1930 / Anna Katharina Schaffner
Alternate Title Sexual deviance in sexology and literature, 1850-1930
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ71 .S333 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Paraphilias -- History
Sexology -- History
Sex customs in literature -- History
Sex in literature -- History
Modernism (Literature)
Physical Description xxi, 315 p. ; 20 cm
Summary "Charting the construction of sexual perversions in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medical, psychiatric and psychological discourse, Schaffner argues that sexologists' preoccupation with these perversions was a response to specifically modern concerns, and illuminates the role of literary texts in the formation of sexological knowledge"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-311) and index
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I: THE PERVERSIONS IN SEXOLOGY -- The Birth of a Science: From Masturbation Theory to Krafft-Ebing -- The French Scene: Degeneration Theory and the Invention of Fetishism -- Sexology in England: Ellis, Carpenter and Lawrence -- The Golden Age of Sexology in Germany: Activism, Institutionalization and the Anthropological Turn -- Freud, Literature and the Perversification of Mankind -- PART II: THE PERVERSIONS IN MODERNIST LITERATURE -- Homosexuality: Thomas Mann and the Degenerate Sublime -- Anal Sex: D.H. Lawrence and the Back Door to Transcendence -- Sadism: Marcel Proust and the Banality of Evil -- Masochism: Franz Kafka and the Eroticization of Suffering -- Fetishism: Georges Bataille and Sexual-Textual Transgression -- Conclusion -- Bibliography
Series Modernism and--

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