Anatomy of Masochism

  • June Rathbone

Part of the The Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. An Examination of Masochism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. An Empirical Investigation of Sadomasochism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-126
    2. June Rathbone
      Pages 127-157
    3. June Rathbone
      Pages 159-189
    4. June Rathbone
      Pages 191-214
    5. June Rathbone
      Pages 251-273
  4. The Philosophy of Sadomasochism and Its Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. June Rathbone
      Pages 277-304
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 305-345

About this book

Introduction

Are dominance and submission inevitable in human relationships? Believing that sadomasochism is becoming an ever more obtrusive phenomenon in developed countries, the author surveyed 48 self-declared sadomasochists (43 male, 5 female) and 35 controls (26 male, 9 female) in an effort to elicit information on early family relationships, morale, and sexual behavior and fantasy; she also looks at the philosophy of masochism and its damaging effects.

Keywords

Depression Motivation behavior emotion masochism philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  • June Rathbone
    • 1
  1. 1.University College LondonLondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1347-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5509-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1347-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2528
  • About this book