Paperback, 2009, 9781855757295
AUD $50.86 ex, AUD $55.95 inc
Out of stock at: 18 May 2013 18:00
‘This book, as is true of my other books, is nothing but a chapter in the ‘book’ being written these past more than thirty years on ‘sexuality’, that is, gender identity and erotics...Getting more involved in studying erotic excitement, I saw that erotic daydreams, including pornography, not only offered a way to understand someone’s erotic life but could give a wider view of personality. As, over the years, that awareness grew, I have had to confront my failure to jump in and mine the raw material. What I now know to be my resistance—avoidance—I used to think of as “simply” boredom, disbelief, conviction that these scripted fantasies had no value for theory or its confirmation; unwillingness to get into disreputable stuff that could harm my reputation, and uneasiness about descending into certain dark areas of human behavior and fantasy. And there was no path in that jungle. But the subject was being pushed at me from above by patients and informants and pulled toward me from below by my curiosity. The latter is strong; so the more I understand the dynamics of erotic excitement, the more the fun in exploring people’s erotic lives.’ From the introduction of this previously unpublished book by the late Robert J. Stoller
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