Psychopathia Sexualis eine Klinisch Forensische Studie review ¾ 9

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Psychopathia Sexualis eine Klinisch Forensische StudieFirst published in Germany in Psychopathia Sexualis eine Klinisch eBook #180 was extremely successful as both a classic reference volume for psychiatrists and as a new form of pornographic literature for the sexually transgressive and perverse Printed in seven languages and twelve editions during the author's lifetime it was a. Another SCORE from my local second hand book shop I only paid 5 Euro for this classic not realizing what a great find it was Richard von Kraft Ebing's study of pathological sex is said to be the foundation of Freud's most notable works Because this book was written in 1886 and translated from German I did find some of it hard to read This book is reuired reading in many university sponsored psychology courses so it's by no means light reading It took me far longer than usual to get through this book because I took the time to research words and concepts I was unfamiliar with I recently found an electronic bookmark that allows you to look up look up words; consider it a bookmark cum dictionary I definitely need to invest in one as I focus my reading on in depth topics I'm not an academic by any means but I do enjoy educating myself on topics I find appealingThis book attempts to explain the deeper meaning behind certain sexual activities that we consider mainstream nowbut weren't at that time Sadomasochism bondage and various fetishes are all discussed and analysed making for some interesting conversation points on various forums While I can't say I agree with the over simplification von Kraft Ebing offers on certain topics he certainly gives a great starting point for further exploration and researchOne topic I found very interesting is that homosexuality was treated as a mental illness right up until the beginning of the last century In fact some schools of thought are STILL convinced a person can be cured of being homosexual An antiuated highly damaging concept of coursebut reflective of the Victorian ageI highly recommend this amazing bookPS You can download a free e book version from the Gutenberg Project website There are actually uite a few classics that I look forward to reading that I obtained from that site

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N of the Psychopathia Sexualis PDFEPUBastonishing vagaries of sexual life As a psychiatric text it was one of the first books to extensively illuminate and define such subjects as sadism masochism fetishism and homosexuality as a work of sexual literature it has often been compared to the Maruis de Sade's classic Days of Sodom. This book is uite dry as it is just an assembly of old case studies But I found it an amusing window through time at the taboos and s of its day In particular the persistent assumption of the terrible sanity rending conseuences of onanism masturbation that features at least partially in almost every case

review Psychopathia Sexualis eine Klinisch Forensische Studie

Psychopathia Sexualis eine Klinisch Forensische Studie review ¾ 9 ´ ✺ [BOOKS] ✮ Psychopathia Sexualis eine Klinisch Forensische Studie By Richard von Krafft-Ebing ❄ – First published in Germany in 1886 Psychopathia Sexualis was extremely successful as both a classic referencN influence on such notable figures as Sigmund Freud a younger colleague of Krafft Ebing's at the University of Vienna painters Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele writers Arthur Schnitzler and Marcel Proust and philosopher Georges Bataille and the surrealists Psychopathia Sexualis is extraordinarily timeless in its factual depictio. My rating old books is hard Alright basically this whole book is made of case histories focusing on people's different sexual pathologies Who these people are is unkmown and I get the feeling most of them were not Krafft Ebing's patients but instead cases picked up from newspapers closed criminal cases and hearsay from all over the world I mean he goes as far as classifying Jack the Ripper's caseThis is a completely outdated book and it's only value is serving as a reference of how morally constrained psychology if you can call it that used to be The author keeps calling the people on these stories monsters deficient and other berating adjectives Masturbation was thought to bring 'neurasthenia' sexual dysfunction and whatever the author choosed to say Here's a uote straight from the book to illustrate this No doubt excessive masturbation brought about neurosis and inverted sexuality to which he was led by excessive libido It's appalling how these poor people were so mislead by their psychiatristAnd of course this was written back when psychopathology was thought to be an hereditary trait First thing Krafft Ebing wrote down on every case right after the name and age of the patient was all the 'taints' the patient's relatives possessed A drunkard mother a suicidal cousin a depressed sister these were all possible causes to the patient's maladies The author was also very set on listing epilepsy as the reason behind big part of these pathologiesThe most insightful parts of the book and the ones I enjoyed the most are the times Krafft Ebing steps aside and just transcribe letters or self written biographies of the patients Their reasonings and first hand account of suffering for being different tell much than all the inconseuential physical snips of information the author presents us withFinishing this book took me a while 'cause I kept putting it down again and again Krafft Ebing was not a literary award winner let me tell you that After reading three or four cases of a certain pathology it's like you've read them all already And something that bothered me a lor while reading it was that they are almost always inconclusive It's like the author had no idea about anything that went on with the patient's thoughts and never attempted any treatment; he just limited himself to classify their sexual practices and find an organic origin for them