Heinrich Kaan's "Psychopathia Sexualis" (1844): A Classic Text in the History of Sexuality

Heinrich Kaan s Psychopathia Sexualis A Classic Text in the History of Sexuality With Heinrich Kaan s book we have then what could be called the date of birth or in any case the date of the emergence of sexuality and sexual aberrations in the psychiatric field Michel Foucault A

  • Title: Heinrich Kaan's "Psychopathia Sexualis" (1844): A Classic Text in the History of Sexuality
  • Author: Heinrich Kaan Benjamin A Kahan Melissa Haynes
  • ISBN: 9781501704604
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With Heinrich Kaan s book we have then what could be called the date of birth, or in any case the date of the emergence, of sexuality and sexual aberrations in the psychiatric field Michel Foucault, Abnormal Lectures at the Coll ge de France, 1974 1975Heinrich Kaan s fascinating work part medical treatise, part sexual taxonomy, part activist statement, and part anti on With Heinrich Kaan s book we have then what could be called the date of birth, or in any case the date of the emergence, of sexuality and sexual aberrations in the psychiatric field Michel Foucault, Abnormal Lectures at the Coll ge de France, 1974 1975Heinrich Kaan s fascinating work part medical treatise, part sexual taxonomy, part activist statement, and part anti onanist tract takes us back to the origins of sexology He links the sexual instinct to the imagination for the first time, creating what Foucault called a unified field of sexual abnormality Kaan s taxonomy consists of six sexual aberrations masturbation, pederasty, lesbian love, necrophilia, bestiality, and the violation of statues Kaan not only inaugurated the field of sexology, but played a significant role in the regimes of knowledge production and discipline about psychiatric and sexual subjects As Benjamin Kahan argues in his Introduction, Kaan s text crucially enables us to see how homosexuality replaced masturbation as the central concern of Euro American sexual regulation Kaan s work translated into English for the first time here opens a new window onto the history of sexuality and the history of sexology and reconfigures our understanding of Richard von Krafft Ebing s book of the same name, published some forty years later.

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