Disorders of Desire: Addiction and Problems of Intimacy [Book Review]

Journal of Medical Humanities 25 (3):189-204 (2004)
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This essay investigates the tensions produced by the categorization of different forms of excessive desire under the singular model of addiction, and it challenges the increasing acceptance of addiction as an all-purpose explanation for unruly desires through a comparison of the different forms of disordered desire in sex addiction and alcoholism. Moreover, it argues for a broad understanding of addictive processes to undermine the normative and moralizing assumptions of addiction discourses. Refiguring addiction as a kind of intimacy is one way of making sense of the intense relationships people can develop with substances and with activities
Keywords addiction  sex addiction  alcoholism  intimacy
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DOI 10.1023/B:JOMH.0000036637.03254.38
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