Anatomy of Masochism

  • June Rathbone

Part of the The Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. An Examination of Masochism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. An Empirical Investigation of Sadomasochism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-126
    2. June Rathbone
      Pages 127-157
    3. June Rathbone
      Pages 159-189
    4. June Rathbone
      Pages 191-214
    5. June Rathbone
      Pages 251-273
  4. The Philosophy of Sadomasochism and Its Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. June Rathbone
      Pages 277-304
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 305-345

About this book


Are dominance and submission inevitable in human relationships? Believing that sadomasochism is becoming an ever more obtrusive phenomenon in developed countries, the author surveyed 48 self-declared sadomasochists (43 male, 5 female) and 35 controls (26 male, 9 female) in an effort to elicit information on early family relationships, morale, and sexual behavior and fantasy; she also looks at the philosophy of masochism and its damaging effects.


Depression Motivation behavior emotion masochism philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  • June Rathbone
    • 1
  1. 1.University College LondonLondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5509-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1347-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2528
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