Female Perversions: The Temptations Of Madame Bovary

Female Perversions: The Temptations Of Madame Bovary

Female Perversions The Temptations Of Madame Bovary Distinguished psychoanalyst and author Louise Kaplan scrutinizes the world of sexual perversions and exposes the misconceptions behind them in her masterful study Female Perversions Her effort earned

  • Title: Female Perversions: The Temptations Of Madame Bovary
  • Author: Louise J. Kaplan
  • ISBN: 9780140172294
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Distinguished psychoanalyst and author Louise Kaplan scrutinizes the world of sexual perversions and exposes the misconceptions behind them in her masterful study, Female Perversions Her effort earned the book a nomination for a National Book Critics Circle Award Kaplan s general thesis is that perversions are as much a function of gender role identity as they are of sexDistinguished psychoanalyst and author Louise Kaplan scrutinizes the world of sexual perversions and exposes the misconceptions behind them in her masterful study, Female Perversions Her effort earned the book a nomination for a National Book Critics Circle Award Kaplan s general thesis is that perversions are as much a function of gender role identity as they are of sexuality Her thesis also maintains that the predominantly male medical profession has created and perpetuated many of the myths of perverse female sexual behavior The book outlines various types of perverse behavior fetishism, voyeurism, exhibitionism and then analyzes each type outside of society s traditional perspective As she expounds on her theory, Kaplan invokes Gustave Flaubert s Madame Bovary She sees many parallels between the plight of Emma Bovary and the perception of female perversions in society today Kaplan writes lucidly, offering an enlightening insight into the provocative and complex issue of female erotic expression to a range of readers.

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    Penis envy. Anorexia as a form of control and power. Gender role stereotypes. Ahhhhhhhhh, feminist literature! Dr. Kaplan's dense, cerebral, intellectual feminist treatise was an enlightening experience regarding sexuality, fetishism, gender role stereotypes (and archetypes), and how society (as well as familial environment) can form those hidden little proclivites that drives and shapes individuals. From stripping and expounding upon Freud's sexist theories regarding women, deconstructing Gusta [...]

    i especially liked the way the author connects the individual aspects of perversions with the larger social structure they grow in - and which breeds them: sex is political. it has to do with power. so, it is only when we question the social, political and, above all, economic mechanisms that trigger our perverse behaviors that we will be able to evolve into freer, more self-fulfilled individuals.

    What is a Perversion?"…o things about perversion did not change. First, the medical profession is still preoccupied with boxing aberrant sexual behaviors into lists and categories. Second, except for sexual masochism where the ration of cases is approximately twenty males to one female, less than one percent of the cases cited as sexual perversion have been of females.…usually females, are happy with this evidence of the moral superiority of females. They admonish me for wanting to question [...]

    I read this years ago and I remember clearly her stating that this was a book about female AND male perversions. I remember reading about coarse cutters who make giant gashes on their genitals. She talks about anorexics as well. I remember her pointing out that women sometimes buy lots of useless crap and that this is a form of sexual perversity. She clearly deliniates her theories and keeps the pace up. Good times had by allspecially the guy who needs satin panties to masturbate.

    This is the book that largely set me on my path. It gave words to things that I did not discuss with others and provided insight into the way our culture imagines women and perversity. It gave perversion some credibility and redefined the pervert in a bold, hugely important way for me. I will definitely read this book again!

    as creative as she is in her new definition of perversion, in the end she simply re-creates reproduction-based heteronormativity.

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