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Robert J. Stoller - Author

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Books by Robert J. Stoller

Perversion The Erotic Form of Hatred

Perversion The Erotic Form of Hatred

Author: Robert J. Stoller Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2019

This book focuses on the subject of the development of masculinity and femininity. It shows that the perverse scene aims not only at denying castration, but also at securing a more solid basis for a jeopardized sexual identity.

Sexual Excitement Dynamics of Erotic Life

Sexual Excitement Dynamics of Erotic Life

Author: Robert J. Stoller Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2019

This book aims to show that the function of day-dreams is to state a problem that has been disguised and then to solve it, the problem and the solution being the poles between which excitement flows.

Sweet Dreams Erotic Plots

Sweet Dreams Erotic Plots

Author: Robert J. Stoller Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2019

A previously unpublished work by the author. 'It was like discovering a previously unknown recording by the Beatles. On a 2007 visit to the author's widow, Sybil, she handed me a manuscript. The author's last book had been placed in a publishing queue by his retiring editor. After the author''s death Sybil was told that the publisher had discontinued psychoanalytic books. It languished on a home shelf in Los Angeles for sixteen years. I was holding the final work by psychoanalysis's most eloquent writer on sex.' - From the Foreword by Dr Richard Green

Perversiunea. Forma erotica a urii

Perversiunea. Forma erotica a urii

Author: Robert J. Stoller Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2015

Perversiunea, sugereaza studiile ultimilor ani, ar fi o parte naturala"e; a fiintei omenesti. Vazuta ca rezultat al unor factori cerebrali sau hormonali si regasita la diverse alte specii animale, perversiunea poate parea un fenomen exclusiv biologic, rupt cu totul de viata noastra sufleteasca. In vadit contrast cu aceasta acceptiune, reputatul psihanalist Robert Stoller demonstreaza ca perversiunea este profund inradacinata in experientele noastre psihice. Pornind de la cazuri terapeutice fascinante, cartea de fata arata in ce fel unele frustrari, traume si conflicte din copilarie sunt reconvertite, prin scenarii fantasmatice, in surse nefiresti de excitare sexuala. Astfel, vechile experiente dureroase sunt metamorfozate intrun motiv de triumf, victima se transforma in invingator, iar obiectul dorintei sexuale devine tinta a furiei si a urii inconstiente. Intrun limbaj accesibil si fara judecati moralizatoare, Stoller ofera specialistilor atat o grila de interpretare a vietii sexuale in general, cat si o cheie de descifrare a diverselor deviatii sexuale, precum sadomasochismul, travestirea, transsexualismul, exhibitionismul si voyerismul.

Sweet Dreams Erotic Plots

Sweet Dreams Erotic Plots

Author: Robert J. Stoller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2009

A previously unpublished work by the author. 'It was like discovering a previously unknown recording by the Beatles. On a 2007 visit to the author's widow, Sybil, she handed me a manuscript. The author's last book had been placed in a publishing queue by his retiring editor. After the author''s death Sybil was told that the publisher had discontinued psychoanalytic books. It languished on a home shelf in Los Angeles for sixteen years. I was holding the final work by psychoanalysis's most eloquent writer on sex.' - From the Foreword by Dr Richard Green

Splitting A Case of Female Masculinity

Splitting A Case of Female Masculinity

Author: Robert J. Stoller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1997

This classic book is a detailed case study of a woman, otherwise intelligent and apparently sane, who was convinced that she had internally a full set of functioning male sex organs. Dr. Robert Stoller's account of this woman's diagnosis and treatment is illustrated by excerpts from the patient-analyst dialogue during her therapy, providing enough detail to be useful to clinicians in training. Originally published in hardcover in 1973, the book is now available in paperback for the first time. One of the longest, most minutely detailed, and most fascinating case reports in the psychiatric literature. . . . An extremely original contribution to the study of perversion. -Ethel Spector Person, M.D., from the Foreword One of the great clinical case studies. Splitting demonstrates the power of psychoanalytic reasoning in the twentieth century. -Gilbert Herdt, University of Chicago

Coming Attractions The Making of an X-Rated Video

Coming Attractions The Making of an X-Rated Video

Author: Robert J. Stoller, I. S. Levine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/1996

What do porn films tell us about our own erotic impulses? What can we learn about our culture's sexual attitudes, fears, and fantasies from the ways that porn films are designed and produced? In this book, Dr. Robert J. Stoller, one of the world's leading experts on human sexual behavior, joins with I. S. Levine, a professional writer with long experience in X-rated video making, to examine the ideas and psychological makeup of the participants in an adult heterosexual X-rated video, Stairway to Paradise. Their interviews with performers, writers, directors, producers, and technicians provide extraordinary insights into the technical aspects of this type of video, the motivations and backgrounds of the people involved, and the porn industry's view of the video's intended audience. Stoller, Levine, and the porn filmmakers have wide-ranging discussions about the aesthetics, ethics, and etiquette of the porn industry; the hostility that Dr. Stoller claimed underlies all erotic excitement; the liberating-and educational-function of porn in a puritanical culture; the misconceptions of antiporn crusaders; the impact of aids on the participants; and the future of the porn film industry. The authors hope that if we understand how and why a pornographic work is created, we will be better able to understand the implications of the legal and moral issues it raises.

Observing the Erotic Imagination

Observing the Erotic Imagination

Author: Robert J. Stoller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/1992

Stoller is not just a scientist but a lover of words and language. In this book, his text is as playful, charming, and serious as his topic. The mix, a scientific and aesthetic exploration of the erotic imagination, is almost as irresistible as one's own erotic daydreams. Observing the Erotic Imagination is for all professional and private students of the erotic. -Dr. Ethel Person This book is a delight....He offers a model clinical illustration, brilliant and full of presence. Indeed, Stoller's entire book is a model of clear, elegant conversational prose. -Jerome B. Katz, M.D., Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic Stoller presents new thoughts on his most provocative theory of the relationship between erotic excitement and fantasy of revenge and hostility. -Anke A. Ehrhardt, Ph.D. and Evan J. Elkin, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Stoller's account is comprehensive and levelheaded. -Psychological Reports

Pain & Passion A Psychoanalyst Explores the World of S & M

Pain & Passion A Psychoanalyst Explores the World of S & M

Author: Robert J. Stoller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1991

A preeminent psychoanalyst explores the world of consensual S&M. An expert on the dynamics of perversion and erotic excitement, Dr. Stoller sets out on an expedition to the S&M community of West Hollywood. We meet the highly articulate Ron, who serves as a guide to the fetishes and bizarre practices of both casual and devoted proponents of sadomasochism. We are introduced to Marilyn and Claudelle, two warmly opinionated entrepreneurs of a B&D (bondage and discipline) establishment. The arcane business of S&M videos is documented by Merlin, and enthusiastic producer of pornography. Most interesting are Dr. Stoller's provocative questions to these denizens of the S&M world and his engaging musings on their answers.Like an anthropologist in New Guinea, Dr. Stoller observes the customs of these natives. He studies them in his quest for insight into the perplexing question of why some people associate pain and humiliation with intense erotic desire. Thus, his journey is not only external, but internal--into the meaning and boundaries of the term perversion and its place within the psyche. He investigates how the theater of the imagination is moved into the real world's reverberating complexity. In the course of this journey, Dr. Stoller changes his views, first referring to these S&M practitioners as specimens and then perceiving them, in their ambiguities and contradictions, as human beings. By joining Dr. Stoller, we find not only nuances in the meanings of consensual sadomasochism but larger implications of what being human means.

Perversion The Erotic Form of Hatred

Perversion The Erotic Form of Hatred

Author: Robert J. Stoller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1986

This book focuses on the subject of the development of masculinity and femininity. It shows that the perverse scene aims not only at denying castration, but also at securing a more solid basis for a jeopardized sexual identity.

Sexual Excitement Dynamics of Erotic Life

Sexual Excitement Dynamics of Erotic Life

Author: Robert J. Stoller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1986

This book aims to show that the function of day-dreams is to state a problem that has been disguised and then to solve it, the problem and the solution being the poles between which excitement flows.

Sex and Gender The Development of Masculinity and Femininity

Sex and Gender The Development of Masculinity and Femininity

Author: Robert J. Stoller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1984

In this book, the author describes patients with marked abberrations in their masculinity and feminity--primarily transsexuals, transvestites and patients with marked biological abnormalities of their sex - in order to find clues to gender development in more normal people.