Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Perversion by Prof. Lisa Downing

Perversion - its ubiquity in infantile life and its persistence in the psychical and sexual lives of some adults - was a central element of Freud's lifelong work. The problem of perversion has since been revisited by many psychoanalytic schools with the result that Freud's original view of perversion has been replaced by numerous - often contradictory - perspectives on its aetiology, development and treatment. The concept of perversion has also been significant for the disciplines of cultural studies and gender and queer theory, which have explored the creative and dissident powers of perversion, while expressing a suspicion of its operation as a pathological category. This bi-partite collection offers a series of perspectives on perversion by a range of psychoanalytic practitioners and theorists (edited by Dany Nobus), and a selection of papers by scholars who work with, or critique, psychoanalytic theories of perversion (edited by Lisa Downing). It stages a serious dialogue between psychoanalysis and its commentators on the controversial issue of non-normative sexuality.

Buy Perversion by Prof. Lisa Downing from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781855759176
ISBN-10: 1855759179
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 147mm x mm)
Pages: 364
Imprint: Karnac Books
Publisher: Karnac Books
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Perversion by Prof. Lisa Downing

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Perversion book by Prof. Lisa Downing and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Prof. Lisa Downing

Dany Nobus is Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychology at Brunel University London, where he directs the MA Programme in Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Society. In addition, he is the Chair of the Freud Museum London, and the author of numerous books and papers on the history, theory and practice of psychoanalysis.

Books By Prof. Lisa Downing

Fuckology by Prof. Lisa Downing
Paperback, December 2014
$42.29
Subject of Murder by Prof. Lisa Downing
Paperback, March 2013
$47.69
From Perversion to Purity by Prof. Lisa Downing
Paperback, June 2011
$26.09
Film and Ethics by Prof. Lisa Downing
Paperback, September 2009
$51.29