Rethinking Gendered Perversion and Degeneration in Visions of Sadism and Masochism, 1886–1930

  title={Rethinking Gendered Perversion and Degeneration in Visions of Sadism and Masochism, 1886–1930},
  author={Alison Moore},
  journal={Journal of the History of Sexuality},
  pages={138 - 157}
  • A. Moore
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, History
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
Alarge range of texts from the late nineteenth century through the early twentieth century from authoritative medical and psychiatric writ ings to popular novels and erotica viewed latent masochism as the natural sexuality of women, regarding its manifestation in men's fantasies as aber rant, effeminate, and degenerate. Another ongoing discussion also elabo rated a kind of sadistic or masochistic perversion that followed apparentiy normative gender roles and yet developed them to a… 
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