From scopophilia to Survivor: A brief history of voyeurism

  title={From scopophilia to Survivor: A brief history of voyeurism},
  author={Jonathan M. Metzl},
  journal={Textual Practice},
  pages={415 - 434}
  • J. Metzl
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Psychology
  • Textual Practice
This article traces the history of the term "voyeurism" from its psychoanalytic origins in the 1950s to contemporary uses in popular culture and post-Freudian, biological psychiatry. It begins with an overview of the psychoanalytic foundations of the term, paying particular attention to the ways Freudian theory helped shape clinical definitions of voyeurism in American psychiatry in the mid-twentieth century. Subsequently, it follows popular and psychiatric concepts of voyeurism through the… 

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