psychopathia sexualis


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psychopathia sexualis

[sī′kōpā′thē·ə sek′sho̅o̅·al′is]
Etymology: Gk, psyche + pathos, disease; L, sexus, male or female
a mental disease characterized by sexual perversion.
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Although both present their characters as distinct products of modernity, Hall's work is preoccupied with legitimizing Stephen's identity by depicting her as fully in conformity with turn-of-the-century theories of inversion, including Studies in the Psychology of Sex (1897) by Havelock Ellis and Psychopathia Sexualis (1886) by Richard von Krafft-Ebing.
From the time of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's (1886/1978) text Psychopathia Sexualis, BDSM has commonly been assumed to be motivated by an underlying psychopathology.
von Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis, with Especial Reference to the Antipathic Sexual Instinct, a Medico-Forensic Study, Trans.
His library contains most of the foundational texts in this field and many of these books, including Albert Moll's Untersuchungen uber die Libido sexualis (1898), Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia sexualis (1901) and Bloch's anthropological study of sexuality, Das Sexualleben unserer Zeit in seinen Beziehungen zur modernen Kultur (1907) were essential to the early development of psychoanalysis.
Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia Sexualis especially serves as a continual reference point and source text for Prime-Stevenson: The Intersexes includes translations of a number of Psychopathia's case histories (see, for example, 104-06; 116-09).
yon Krafft Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis with Especial Reference to Antipathic Sexual Instinct: A Medico-Forensic Study (1889; repr.
For that reason, in 1902, he checked into the psychiatric clinic of Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902), who in his groundbreaking, if notorious, book Psychopathia Sexualis (1886) had categorised homosexuality as a 'contrary sexual desire'.
Also in 1892, Richard Krafft-Ebing's influential tome Psychopathia Sexualis was translated and published in the U.
As part of the pact, the acclaimed Sundance film Momma's Man, Toronto Film Festival favorite Love Comes Lately, and other well regarded Kino films 1/3rd, Skyfighters, and Psychopathia Sexualis will be available July 1st through the Gravitas Movies On Demand video on demand package available with 30 North American cable operators.
Many interpretations of the concept derive from the work of Richard von Krafft-Ebing who based himself in the writings of Leopold von Sacher Masoch, and who coined the term "masochism" in the 1890 edition of his work, Psychopathia Sexualis.
Richard von Krafft-Ebing, one of the most renowned sexologists of the period and a specialist in nervous disorders, did much to advance such ideas in his seminal work Psychopathia Sexualis.
7) In 1889 Richard von Krafft-Ebing included lesbianism among the sexual perversions he discussed in Psychopathia sexualis, and, according to his formulations, female homosexuality was to be suspected in women who wore their hair short, partook in male pastimes or sports, and enjoyed cross-dressing on or off stage.