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Modernism and Perversion

Sexual Deviance in Sexology and Literature, 1850-1930

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Charting the construction of sexual perversions in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medical, psychiatric and psychological discourse, Schaffner argues that sexologists' preoccupation with these perversions was a response to specifically modern concerns, and illuminates the role of literary texts in the formation of sexological knowledge.

Product code: 9780230231627

ISBN 9780230231627
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H203xW127
Series Modernism and...
No. Of Pages 315
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Charting the construction of sexual perversions in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medical, psychiatric and psychological discourse, Schaffner argues that sexologists' preoccupation with these perversions was a response to specifically modern concerns, and illuminates the role of literary texts in the formation of sexological knowledge.