Sadism. Psychoanalytic developmental perspectives. edited by Amita Sehgal.
Contributor(s): Sehgal, Amita [editor.].Publisher: London, Routledge, 2018Edition: 1st.ISBN: 9781782206378 (pbk.) :; 9780429818004 (PDF ebook) :; 9780429817984 (Mobipocket ebook) :; 9780429445408 (ebook) :.Additional physical formats: Print version :: No titleOnline resources: Available via Taylor & Francis ebooks - Free to download and keep! Shibboleth login required.
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Sadism: Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspectives is founded on the premise that paying close attention to what is happening in our internal world can help us understand the rise of sadism in the world of popular culture. Voyeuristic sadism as a form of entertainment appears to be on the rise, an increase corresponding with an upsurge in public appetite for sadomasochism as a recreational activity. This book acts as a forum in which psychotherapists present psychoanalytic perspectives on the phenomenon of sadomasochism at different stages of the human lifecycle: in childhood, adolescence, adulthood and in later life, and consider its developmental roots.
chapter One Angels and devils: sadism and violence in children / Graham Music -- chapter Two Disturbed adolescence and the emergence of sadistic traits / Damian McCann -- chapter Three Working with sadism: an embodied relational approach / Morit Heitzler -- chapter Four Sexual sadism in ritual abuse: the dilemma of the perpetrator / Valerie Sinason -- chapter Five Sadism and intellectual disability / Richard Curen -- chapter Six Sexual cruelty in the marital bed: unconscious sadism in non-forensic couples * / Brett Kahr -- chapter Seven Sadism as manifest in the couple relationship / Susan Irving -- chapter Eight Sadomasochism in the context of family relationships / John Miller -- chapter Nine Sadism in later life: an unexpected dynamic? / Sandra Evans.