Perverse Psychology: The pathologization of sexual violence by Jemma Tosh

By Jemma Tosh

Psychology defines those that enjoy the pain of others as having a kind of psychological sickness, while?media representations body such behaviour as ‘evil’. this is often hotly contested territory, no longer least the place sexual violence is anxious – violence which feminist voices argue is said to energy instead of sex.

Perverse Psychology examines psychiatric structures of sexual violence and transgenderism from the nineteenth century till the newest DSM-5 diagnoses. It makes use of discourse research to interrogate the discursive obstacles among 'normal' and 'abnormal' rape, in addition to the pathologization of gender and sexual range. The e-book illuminates for the 1st time the parallels among psychiatry’s development of gender variety and sexual violence, and leads us to query if it is violence that the career reveals so interesting, or the gender nonconformity it represents.

Perverse Psychology is perfect examining for postgraduate scholars and researchers within the fields of serious psychology, discourse research, feminism, transgenderism, LGBT psychology, and the heritage of psychiatry.

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