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Disorders of Desire: Addiction and Problems of Intimacy

Keane, Helen

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This essay investigates the tensions produced by the categorization of different forms of excessive desire under the singular model of addiction, and it challenges the increasing acceptance of addiction as an all-purpose explanation for unruly desires through a comparison of the different forms of disordered desire in sex addiction and alcoholism. Moreover, it argues for a broad understanding of addictive processes to undermine the normative and moralizing assumptions of addiction discourses....[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77788
Source: Journal of Medical Humanities

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