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perversion

 [per-ver´zhun]
1. deviation from the normal course; a morbid alteration of function which may occur in emotional, intellectual, or volitional fields.
sexual perversion sexual deviation.

per·ver·sion

(per-ver'zhŭn), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
A deviation from the norm, especially concerning sexual interests or behavior.
[L. perversio, fr. per-verto, pp. -versus, to turn about]

perversion

(1) Paraphilia (sexual deviancy), see there.  
(2) A nonspecific term for any deviation from a norm.

per·ver·sion

(pĕr-ver'zhŭn) Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
A deviation from the norm, especially concerning sexual interests or behavior.
[L. perversio, fr. per-verto, pp. -versus, to turn about]
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Moreover, as Judovitz points out, there is a further "reflexivity" that relates the mirrors' multiplication and displacement of sexual pleasure of the body to the proliferating representations of sexual perversion in Sade's own text.
Thus perversion in adulthood is an untransformed and recalcitrant version of infantile sexuality.
In this contribution to the sparse scholarship in English on the perversion of law and morals in Nazi Germany, Steinweis (Holocaust studies, U.
Finally, I would like to conclude with some examples of the ways that theorizing perversion can continue to expand our understanding of the cultural reach of texts for young people, as well as the complexity of engagement at the interface between children's literature and its readers.
Perversion, defined as any act or practice or viewpoint which subverts procreation in the physical sense, is creative impulse.
Gays and trannies are not suffering from any illness or affliction - it's just a perversion of their own making.
In her efforts to prove her friends' innocence she becomes embroiled in the twisted life of sex, drugs and perversion that Lindsey inhabited.
Kennedy, along with students Megan Lee and Patrick Buckalew, spent last summer digging through the university's archives, uncovering documents confirming Brady's campaign to increase "general campus awareness of the perversion [of homosexuality]." The documents suggest that Brady used "any means necessary"-including examining private medical records of students--to ensure that homosexuals were removed from the university because of the "danger" they posed to the general student body.
To think about money first is a perversion of the process."