Article ID: CBB122898337

Pornography Addiction: The Fabrication of a Transient Sexual Disease (2019)


While pornography addiction currently circulates as a comprehensible, diagnosable, and describable way to make sense of some people’s ostensibly problematic relationship with pornography, such a comprehensive description of this relationship has only recently been made possible. The current analysis makes visible pornography addiction as situated within a varied history of concerns about pornography, masturbation, fantasy, and technology in an effort to bring to bear a conceptual critique of the modern concept of pornography addiction. Such a critique in turn works to offer an alternative to treating the study of pornography addiction as the discovery of a new disease, instead conceiving it as the propagation of old forms of knowledge under a new moniker.

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Authors & Contributors
Zigarovich, Jolene
Bhattacharya, Sumangala
Greene, Gayle
Campbell, Nancy D.
Dehue, Trudy
Bluhm, Amy Colwell
History of Psychology
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadien d'Histoire de la Medecine
History of the Human Sciences
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
French Historical Studies
Cambridge University Press
University of Delaware Press
University of California, Davis
Drew University
York University (Canada)
Claremont Graduate University
Addictive behavior
Mental disorders and diseases
Jung, Carl Gustav
Darwin, Charles Robert
Brontë, Charlotte
Stoker, Bram
Collins, Wilkie
Great Britain
Philadelphia, PA
19th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
18th century
21st century
20th century
United States. Public Health Service
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

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