BDSM/fetish bibliography, sorted chronologically: 1940-1949

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[Abr48] Abraham, Karl, 1948
Selected Papers on Psychoanalysis
in: (ed.): , pp. ?-?
Publisher: Hogarth, London
Notes:  English translation of → Abr10. Also in → Rui67.
[All40] Allen, Clifford, 1940
The Sexual Perversions and Abnormalities: A study in the psychology of paraphilia
Publisher: Oxford University Press, London et al.
[Bag41] Baggally, W., 1941
Hedonic Conflict and the Pleasure Principle
In: International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 22, No. 3-4, 1941, pp. 280-300
[Ban42] Banay, Ralph S., 1942
Apparent Recovery of a Sex Psychopath After Lobotomy
In: Journal of Criminal Psychopathology, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1942, pp. 59-66
[Ber47a] Bergman, Paul, 1947
Analysis of an unusual case of fetishism
In: Bulletins of the Menninger Clinic, Vol. 11, 1947, pp. 67-75
Abstract:  "A case is described of a boy in late adolescence whose sexual life was almost wholly absorbed by a fascination for the exhaust pipes of cars. The perversion started almost simultaneously with adolescent masturbation and was preceded in early childhood by a period of extreme cruelty toward animals. He attempted to control his fetishistic perversion by severe self-discipline of mind and body. One long period of abstinence ended in serious acts of arson. At one time during analysis there was a short break with reality marked by hallucinations of witchlike women torturing the patient. Where fetishism is a symptom of central importance, causing great suffering, 'the symptom may be assumed to grow out of and as a defense against psychotic personality structure.'" (APA/PsycINFO)
[Ber40] Berliner, Bernhard, 1940
Libido and reality in masochism
In: The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. 9, 1940, pp. 322-333
[Ber42] Berliner, Bernhard, 1942
The Concept of Masochism
In: The Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 29, 1942, pp. 386-400
[Ber47] Berliner, Bernhard, 1947
On Some Psychodynamics of Masochism
In: Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1947, pp. 459-471
[Ber48] Beroud, Dr. Georges, 1948
Pendaison accidentelle d'un masochiste
In: Revue de criminologie et de police technique, 1948
Language: French
[Bin49] Binswanger, Ludwig, 1949/50
Sinn und Gehalt der sexuellen Perversionen
In: Psyche, 1949/50, pp. 881-?
Language: German
[Bon48] Bonnet, Federico, 1948
Autofetichismo del calzado
(Autofetishism of footwear)
In: Archivos de Medicina Legal, Buenos Aires, Vol. 18, 1948, pp. 118-130
Language: Spanish
Abstract:  "This is the presentation of a case history of a man of 20, whose eroticism centered entirely about footwear, starting at first with his own and then spreading to other people's shoes. Altho he was sexually active, there had never been any but auto-erotic expressions. Discussion of definitions, symptomatology, etiology, and nosology of fetishisms. 25 references." (APA/PsycINFO)
[Bos47] Boss, Medard, 1947
Sinn und Gehalt der sexuellen Perversionen: Ein daseinsanalytischer Beitrag zur Psychopathologie des Phänomens der Liebe
Publisher: Huber, Bern
Language: German
[Bos49] Boss, Medard, 1949
Meaning and Content of Sexual Perversions; a Daseinsanalytic approach to the psychopathology of the phenomenon of love
Publisher: Grune & Stratton, Oxford
Notes:  153 pp.; probably English translation of → Bos47.
Abstract:  "The psychoanalytic and anthropologic theories of perversions are criticized and a synthesis of their best points is achieved in Daseinsanalyse, a psychoanalytic-phenomenologic psychopathology. With this approach a fetishist, coprophiliac, a kleptomaniac, a voyeur and exhibitionist, a sadomasochist and three homosexuals are presented as cases of restriction in the expression of love." (APA/PsycINFO)
[Che49] Chesser, Eustace, 1949
Sexual Behaviour - Normal and Abnormal
Publisher: Medical Publications Ltd., London
[Deu48] Deutsch, Helene, 1948
Psychologie der Frau
Publisher: Huber, Bern, Stuttgart
Language: German
[Doo41] Dooley, Lucile, 1941
The Relation of Humor to Masochism
In: The Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 28, 1941, pp. 37-46
[Eas44] East, W.N., 1944
Sexual Offenders
in: Radzinowicz, L. / Turner, J.W.C. (ed.): English Studies in Criminal Science. Vol. II: Mental abnormality and crime., pp. 177-207
Publisher: Macmillan, Oxford
Notes:  XXIV, 316 pp.
Abstract:  "A discussion is presented of sexual irregularities as seen from the standpoint of the law, the church, and medicine, with a plea for an integration of these views. Tables show the frequency and type of sexual crimes in England. In a discussion of psychological factors in sexual irregularities, the author defines sexual perversion as sexual activity in which complete satisfaction is sought and obtained without the necessity of heterosexual intercourse and which is not a substitute for preferred heterosexual activity. Both inherited and environmental factors seem important in developing perverts. Brief discussions are given on the incidence of sexual crimes committed by the mentally ill and deficient and on the types of crimes committed (heterosexual, homosexual, exhibitionistic, sadistic, masochistic, fetishistic and transvestic). Seduction in childhood is considered the most important environmental factor in producing homosexuality. Treatment is discussed in relation to punishment." (APA/PsycINFO)
[Eid45] Eidelberg, Ludwig, 1945
A Contribution to the Study of the Masturbation Phantasy
In: The International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, Vol. 26, 1945, pp. 127-137
[Ell42] Ellis, Havelock, 1942
Studies in the Psychology of Sex
Publisher: Random House, New York
[Fen45] Fenichel, Otto, 1945
The Psychoanalytic Theory of Neurosis
Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, London / New York
Notes:  703 pp.
[Fro42] Fromm, Erich, 1942
The Fear of Freedom
Publisher: Paul, Trench, Trubner, London
Notes:  XI/257 pages
[Fro45] Fromm, Erich, 1945
Die Furcht vor der Freiheit
Publisher: Steinberg, Zürich
Language: German
[Gar44] Garma, Angel, 1944
Sadism and Masochism in Human Conduct (Part I)
In: Journal of Clinical Psycho-Pathology and Psychotherapy, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1944, pp. 1-36
[Gar44a] Garma, Angel, 1944
Sadism and Masochism in Human Conduct (Part II)
In: Journal of Clinical Psycho-Pathology and Psychotherapy, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1944, pp. 355-90
[Gar45] Garma, Angel, 1945
Sadism and Masochism in Human Conduct (Part III)
In: Journal of Clinical Psycho-Pathology and Psychotherapy, Vol. 6, No. 3-4, 1945, pp. 403-508
[Gar45a] Garma, Angel, 1944
Sadism and Masochism in Human Conduct (Part IV)
In: Journal of Clinical Psycho-Pathology and Psychotherapy, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1944, pp. 43-64
[Gil40] Gillespie, W.H., 1940
A Contribution to the Study of Fetishism
In: International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, Vol. 21, 1940, pp. 401-415
Abstract:  "'Is fetishism primarily a product of castration anxiety, to be related almost exclusively to the phallic phase, and concerned to maintain the existence of a female penis; or does the main dynamic force really come from more primitive levels, which undeniably contribute to give its ultimate form to fetishism?' The author proceeds to discuss this formulation not in terms of what makes a patient a fetishist, but in terms of the difficulties precluding normal sexual development. To this end analytic findings on a fetishistic patient are cited and discussed in detail, and the conclusion is offered that fetishism is the result of a specific form of castration anxiety, produced by a strong admixture of certain oral and anal trends." (APA/PsycINFO)
[Gra49] Grant, Vernon W., 1949
A fetishistic theory of amorous fixation
In: Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 30, 1949, pp. 17-37
Abstract:  "The fundamental needs of a fetish theory are set forth in a discussion of the varied roles of fetishes in 'the affective and perceptual components of sexual behavior.' 55 references." (APA/PsycINFO)
[Gut47] Gutheil, Emil A., 1947
A Rare Case of Sadomasochism (Torture by Tickling)
In: American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 1, 1947, pp. 187-192
Abstract:  "This is a case report of a 39-year-old lawyer who has been obsessed since early childhood by sexual ideas connected with the act of tickling. Since the patient was not analyzed, only speculation is possible as to the interplay of sadistic and masochistic elements, homosexual trends, and fetishism in the creation of this unusual paraphilia." (APA/PsycINFO)
[Hen48] Henry, G.W., 1948
Sex Variants
2nd edition
Publisher: MISSING, London, New York
[Hir40] Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1940
Sexual Pathology
Revised edition
Publisher: Emerson, Oxford
Notes:  368 pp.
Abstract:  "A descriptive account of cases observed, diagnoses made, and treatment prescribed during the course of the author's practice. Part I, Sexual Symbolism, is an account of fetishism for parts of the body or for clothing or some other inanimate object. Parts II, Hypereroticism, and III, Impotence, deal with abnormal strength and weakness respectively of sexual desires and capacities. Hypereroticism involves an excess of sexual activity aroused by a single individual (superfixation) or by any individual of a given type (polyeroticism). The activity may involve either an unusual frequency of normal relations or a perversion of the normal relation (hypererotic deviation). Cases of impotence are classified according to locus of deficiency, as cerebral, spinal, genital, and germinal. Methods of therapy are suggested." (APA/PsycINFO)
[Hir44] Hirschfeld, Magnus, 1944
Sexual Anomalies and Perversions; physical and psychological development and treatment
Publisher: Francis Aldor / Emerson Books, Oxford
Notes:  English edition of → Hir31; according to Gayle Rubin (personal communication) a very unreliable translation. 630 pp.
Abstract:  "First published in a limited edition of 1,200 copies in England, this authorized translation, constituting a summary of the author's life work, is now reissued for restricted sale to qualified persons. Book I (2 chapters), Normal Development of Sexuality, covers the physical and the psychological foundations of sexuality. Book II (4 chapters), Irregular Sexual Development, discusses quantitative irregularities of development, castration, infantilism, and hypererotism. Book III (9 chapters), Deflections of the Sexual Impulse, discusses autoerotism, hermaphroditism, androgyny, transvestitism, and the varieties, causes, and diagnosis of homosexuality. Book IV (8 chapters), Sadism and Masochism, discusses sexual aberrations arising from fixations on component impulses, particularly sadism and masochism, sexual murder, and necrophilia. Book V (5 chapters), Other Partial Impulses, discusses kinds and varieties of fetishism, exhibitionism, and scopophilia. Much clinical and anecdotal material is cited." (APA/PsycINFO)
[Jas46] Jaspers, Karl, 1946
Allgemeine Psychopathologie
4th completely revised edition
Publisher: Springer, Berlin, Göttingen, Heidelberg
Language: German
[Kar41] Karpman, Benjamin, 1941
Perversions as neuroses (the paraphiliac neuroses); their relation to psychopathy and criminality
In: Journal of Criminal Psychopathology, Vol. 3, 1941, pp. 180-199
Abstract:  "Perversions (Paraphilias) are still regarded quite universally by psychiatrists as belonging to the group of Psychopathies. The purpose of this presentation was to show that paraphilias are basically neuroses and should be recognized as such, that they have an intimate relationship to other neuroses, such as hysterical neuroses, with which they share many features in common. An attempt was made to demonstrate the points in common and the points in difference by the presentation of several relevant cases and pertinent discussions. The recognition is important not only from a clinical and theoretical standpoint but from a forensic point of view as well since these paraphilias and related reactions contribute most to sex crimes. It has been further submitted that the proper treatment for this type of case is psychotherapy just as it is for neuroses in general."
[Kar48] Karpman, Benjamin, 1948
Coprophilia: A Collective Review
In: The Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 35, 1948, pp. 253-272
Abstract:  "'... the reviewer has failed to find' any psychoanalytic contribution that specifically takes up the problem of coprophilia. 'Because of this, and to stimulate further interest, ...' the present review seemed desirable. Coprophilia is discussed briefly under the following 12 rubrics: General Biological Considerations, Erogenous Significance of Anal Zone, Defecation, Foot Fetishism, Voyeurism and Exhibitionism, Anal Erotism and Sadism, Coprophagia and Necrophagia, Copro-symbols, Language, Money Interests, Gastro-intestinal Interests, and Clinical Aspects. References are made chiefly to the writings of Freud, Ferenczi, Abraham, Kempf, Jones, Roheim, and Karpman." (APA/PsycINFO)
[Kar49] Karpman, Benjamin, 1949
A moder Gulliver: a study in coprophilia
In: Psychoanalytic Review, Vol. 36, 1949, pp. 162-185
Abstract:  "A psychoneurotic's comments to 'Gulliver's Travels' are laden with strong coprophiliac trends and phantasies. The 3 parts of this 12 part article presented in this issue deal with (1) coprophilia, (2) mysophilia and urophilia, and (3) fetishism and partialism." (APA/PsycINFO)
[KP+49] Kinsey, A.C. / Pomeroy, W.B. / Martin, C.E. / Gebhard, Paul H., 1949
Concepts of Normality and Abnormality in Sexual Behavior
in: Hock, P.H. / Zubin, J. (ed.): Psychosexual Development in Health and Disease, pp. 11-32
Publisher: Grune & Stratton, New York
[KPM48] Kinsey, Alfred C. / Pomeroy, Wardell B. / Martin, Clyde E., 1948
Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
Publisher: Saunders, Philadelphia
[Kun42] Kunz, H., 1942
Zur Theorie der Perversion
In: Monatsschrift für Psychiatrie und Neurologie, Vol. 105, 1942, pp. 1-?
Language: German
[Lew44] Lewinsky, Hilde, 1944
On Some Aspects of Masochism
In: The International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, Vol. 25, 1944, pp. 150-155
[Lis40] Liss, Edward, 1940
Learning: Its Sadistic and Masochistic Manifestations
In: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol. 10, 1940, pp. 123-128
[Low46] Lowenstein, R., 1946
A Special Form of Self-Punishment
In: The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. 14, 1946, pp. 1-?
[Lud48] Ludovici, Anthony M., 1948
Untapped Reserves of Sadism in Modern Men and Women
In: Journal of Sex Education, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1948, pp. 95-100
[Mas42] Maslow, A.H., 1942
Selfesteem (dominance feeling) and sexuality in women
In: Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 16, 1942, pp. 259-280
[McC46] McCabe, Joseph, 1946
The History of Flagellation: The Whip as an Instrument of Punishment, Torture, Self-Beatings, Religion and Erotic Stimulation
Publisher: Haldeman-Julius Publications, Girard, Kan.
[McC49] McCabe, Joseph, 1949
The History of Torture
Publisher: Haldeman-Julius Publications, Girard, Kan.
[Nac48] Nacht, S., 1948
Le Masochisme: Etude Psychanalytique
Publisher: Librairie le François, Paris
Language: French
[Rei40] Reich, Annie, 1940
A Contribution to the Psychoanalysis of Extreme Submissiveness in Woman
In: The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. 9, 1940, pp. 470-480
[Rei40a] Reik, Theodor, 1940
Aus Leiden Freuden
Publisher: Imago, London
Language: German
[Rei41] Reik, Theodor, 1941
Masochism in Modern Man
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, New York
[Rom49] Romm, May E., 1949
Some dynamics in fetishism
In: Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. 18, 1949, pp. 137-153
Abstract:  "Analysis of a patient with a hair-cutting fetishism involving his wife is interpreted in terms of an expression of strong homosexual feelings toward his father. Therapy resulted from directing his psychological energy away from his projective defenses toward constructive activity." (APA/PsycINFO)
[Sad49] Sade, Marquis de (ed.), 1949
L'Aigle, Mademoiselle: Lettres publiées pour la première fois sur les manuscrits autographes inédits
Publisher: Georges Artigues, Paris
Language: French
[Sco40] Scott, George Ryley, 1949
The History of Torture Throughout the Ages
Publisher: Laurie, London
[Spi49] Spirek, Alfred, 1949 (Doctoral thesis)
"Das Vermächtnis Kains" von Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
School: FEHLT, Wien
Language: German
Notes:  222 pages, typescript
[Thu45] Thürlimann, Rochus, 1945 (Doctoral thesis)
Über die Indikation und den therapeutischen Erfolg der Kastration bei sexuell Perversen
School: Universität Zürich
Language: German
Notes:  57 pages
[WHO48] World Health Organization (ed.), 1948
Manual of the international statistical classification of diseases, injuries and causes of death: sixth revision of the International lists of diseases and causes of death, adopted 1948 / compiled under the auspices of the World Health Organization
Publisher: WHO, Geneva
[Wul46] Wulff, M., 1946
Fetishism and Object Choice in Early Childhood
In: The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. 15, 1946, pp. 450-471
Abstract:  "Clinical case material is cited to demonstrate that fetishism is not uncommon in childhood, that the fetish represents a substitute for the mother's breast and that its psychological structure differs from that of the fetishism of the adult."

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