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masochistic

adjective Referring to masochism, see there.
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The "logic of masochistic fantasy" is slippery stuff, and Kucich proceeds with caution.
Thus, she argues, although both Deleuze and Noyes have made crucial contributions to the academic discourse on masochism, they both fail to adequately theorize masochistic aesthetics.
Yamatani has said: ''(Some writers) still write masochistic history textbooks, who may respect (Vladimir) Lenin's words.
In an otherwise compelling analysis of chivalric models of masochistic eroticism in Across the River, Fantina pauses to speculate about Hemingway's relationship with a young Italian woman:
Here I am following the influential work of Carol Clover in labeling the slasher genre "cruel cinema," a form of spectorial gazing that dismantles the sadistic-voyeuristic look of traditional Hollywood films and replaces it with a masochistic one.
Fantina locates a similar masochistic dynamic in Hemingway's work, arguing that although one doesn't find the whip-wielding dominatrix of Sacher-Masoch's novels, Hemingway's male characters continually submit to dominant women, and thus push the boundaries of acceptable masculine behavior.
Masochistic enjoyment is a substantial component in the construction of the fighting male body as a war machine, but in the 50s war films this component was absent.
In "A Child Is Being Beaten" (1919) Freud gives a very good account of how masochistic sexual impulses find potency and sexual discharge in fantasies about a child getting beaten and humiliated.
It may make people both masochistic and fatalistic.
The films were shown to a (presumably) masochistic audience.
The aesthetic duel is played out as oedipal revenge play; as witty "deconstruction" of the filmmaking process; and as psychodrama, with Leth in the masochistic role of He Who Gets Slapped.
And if they don't show this, you can guarantee there will be plenty of other jaw-dropping acts of masochistic mayhem.