Cultures of Fetishism

Palgrave Macmillan (2006)
Abstract
In her latest book, Dr. Louise Kaplan, author of the groundbreaking Female Perversions, explores the fetishism strategy, a psychological defense that aims to tame, subdue, and if necessary, murder human vitalities. Through an exploration of such cultural phenomena as footbinding, reality television, and the construction of robots, Kaplan demonstrates how, in a technology-driven world, an understanding of the fetishism strategy can help to preserve the human dialogue that is the basis of all human relationships. Kaplan writes from the heart as well as from the intellect.
Keywords Psychoanalysis and culture  Social sciences and psychoanalysis  Fetishism  Fetishism (Psychiatric  Psychoanalysis
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Call number BF175.4.C84.K37 2006
ISBN(s) 140396968X   9781403969682
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