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This is an auction for FEMALE PERVERSIONS by Louise J Kaplan.

"New York psychoanalyst Kaplan mixes Freudian theories with gender stereotyping and comes up with perversions - aberrant human behaviors designed to deceive the conscious mind and subvert anxieties, feelings of shame, repressed aggression, and cross-gender ambitions. For proof, she relies on case studies and her analysis of characters in Flaubert's Madame Bovary . Although she emphasizes "female" perversions - defined as kleptomania, anorexia, and "delicate self-cutting" - Kaplan also gives an overview of such "male" aberrations as exhibitionism and pedophilia, plus an analysis of perverse male scenarios reported in the literature. A comprehensive and compelling academic work, well documented and replete with many literary references. Recommended."
- Library Journal (US)

"Foot fetishist Gustave Flaubert preferred his mistress's slippers to her body. For the heroine of Madame Bovary, the sexually thwarted novelist created an adulterous provincial housewife who seems as burdened by gender conventions as Flaubert himself. Kaplan sees Emma Bovary as a woman enslaved by social stereotypes, her successive love relationships a series of dominance/submission games. Kaplan's thesis is that perversions (sadomasochism, fetishism, cross-dressing, voyeurism, kleptomania, etc.) are gender-identity disorders. In Kaplan's view, women's perversions parody feminine gender ideals of innocence and submission, while men's perversions express forbidden and shameful feminine impulses. This masterful study breaks new ground in our understanding of sexuality and gender roles."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 1991.

580 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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