Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money's Diagnostic Concepts

Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money's Diagnostic Concepts

Lisa Downing, Iain Morland, Nikki Sullivan


One of the 20th century’s such a lot debatable sexologists—or “fuckologists,” to take advantage of his personal memorable term—John cash used to be thought of a trailblazing scientist and sexual libertarian by way of a few, yet damned by means of others as a fraud and a pervert.  Money invented the idea that of gender within the Nineteen Fifties, but fought its uptake by way of feminists. He sponsored surgical remedies for transsexuality, yet argued that gender roles have been set by means of reproductive means. He formed the remedy of intersex, advocating experimental intercourse adjustments for kids with ambiguous genitalia. He pioneered drug remedy for intercourse offenders, but took an ambivalent stance in the direction of pedophilia. In his such a lot publicized case examine, cash oversaw the reassignment of David Reimer as lady following a circumcision coincidence in infancy. Heralded by means of many as facts that gender is pliable, the case was once later discredited whilst Reimer printed that he had lived as a male on account that his early teens.

In Fuckology, the authors contextualize and interrogate Money's writings and practices. The publication specializes in his 3 key diagnostic recommendations, “hermaphroditism,” “transsexualism,” and “paraphilia,” but additionally addresses his lesser-known paintings on subject matters starting from animal habit to the philosophy of technology. the result's a entire choice of new insights for researchers and scholars inside of cultural, ancient, and gender reports, in addition to for practitioners and activists in sexology, psychology, and sufferer rights.

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