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
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