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Sadomasochism : Etiology and Treatment - Susanne P.Schad- Somers


Etiology and Treatment

Paperback Published: 7th July 1977
ISBN: 9781568217895
Number Of Pages: 306

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Sadomasochism is explored from three distinct vantage points in this volume. First, there is an extensive critical overview of the etiology of the clinical syndrome that singles out specific parent-child interactions responsible for its causation. Second, the author presents a sociological perspective tracing the sadomasochistic elements existing in all basic interactions between men and women and argues compellingly that sexism is ultimately an expression of a sadomasochistic arrangement between the sexes. Finally a detailed and specific treatment plan is offered. Richly illustrated with four case histories, this plan integrates the developmental phases of normal infancy with specific phases of the therapeutic process.

Acknowledgementsp. 3
Introduction to the Softcover Editionp. 5
Introductionp. 11
Sadism and Masochism: Metapsychologyp. 18
The Etiology of Sadomasochismp. 34
Female Masochism: The Anatomy of an Ideologyp. 65
Male Sadism: Envy, Hostility, and Perversionp. 77
Case Historiesp. 97
The Treatment Process; Phase I: Hatching or Establishing a Working Alliancep. 126
Phase II: Symbiosis, or: "Make It All Good Again"p. 165
Phase III: Separation and Individuationp. 205
Phase IV: Maturity and Superego Integrationp. 247
Referencesp. 275
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9781568217895
ISBN-10: 1568217897
Series: Master Work
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 7th July 1977
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.67  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.36