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scopophilia

 [sko″po-fil´e-ah]
usually, voyeurism, but the disorder is sometimes divided into active and passive forms, active scopophilia being voyeurism and passive scopophilia being exhibitionism.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

voy·eur·ism

(voy'yur-izm),
The practice of obtaining sexual pleasure by looking, especially at the naked body or genitals of another or at erotic acts between others.
Synonym(s): scopophilia
[Fr. voir, to see]
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A paraphilia in which sexuoerotism hinges on watching others engaging in sexual intercourse
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

voy·eur·ism

(vwah'yur-izm)
The practice of obtaining sexual pleasure by looking at the naked body or genitals of another or at erotic acts between others.
Synonym(s): scopophilia.
[Fr. voir, to see]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The tension between scopophilia and deeper forms of interest in cinematic characters is further probed in works such as Michael Haneke's Cache or Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Das Leben der Anderen.
Scopophilia is, I suppose, literally erotic, containing as it does juxtapositions of luminous examples of peinture a l'huile with Goldin-composed, supersaturated chromogenic, separated-at-birth photographs.
Thus, for Riggs, Renov's suggestion of rethinking the documentary gaze as constitutively multiform was well founded, as Riggs's cinematic project involves the necessary destabilization of the binary of documentary epistephilia and fictional scopophilia, for a new understanding of film expression.
In his conflation of scopophilia and exhibitionism, linked "instincts" that exist somewhat "independently" from erotogenic sexual activity, with cruelty, Freud appears to suggest that these drives hinge on pitilessly attempting to exert dominance over the entire exhibitionistic spectacle.
It is in the department store, and in the possibilities afforded by consumer wanderings, that modernism embraces the assertion of female scopophilia and women's presence in the public sphere in modernism.
Oh, look at the line of his neck." As a feminist, the technical term for this is "reverse scopophilia." Women looking.
The woman's face feeds the artist's scopophilia, "Not as she is, but was when hope shone bright; / Not as she is, but as she fills his dream." The off-rhyme, "dream," aurally foregrounds the consequence of an objectifying male gaze: the model's face, as an image, reduces "queen," "girl," "saint," "angel" (ll.
Laura Mulvey writes, "fetishistic scopophilia, builds up the physical beauty of the object, transforming it into something fascinating in itself" (42).
tend to represent themselves as "true" to some sort of nature, to universal structures of "Ideal" nature, or to codes that are "wired in" to the visual cortex and to deeply instinctual roots of visual pleasure associated with scopophilia, voyeurism, and the desire to see without being seen.
The trope of the "travelling gaze" relies on the Foucauldian understanding of scopophilia as a disciplining and an ordering relationship of power.