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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]

dc.contributor.authorKeane, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:39:26Z
dc.identifier.issn1041-3545
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/77788
dc.description.abstractThis 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. Refiguring addiction as a kind of intimacy is one way of making sense of the intense relationships people can develop with substances and with activities.
dc.publisherHuman Sciences Press
dc.sourceJournal of Medical Humanities
dc.subjectKeywords: adaptive behavior; addiction; alcoholism; article; control; emotion; human; libido; object relation; psychological aspect; psychological model; sexual behavior; sexual deviation; social psychology; Adaptation, Psychological; Alcoholism; Behavior, Addictiv
dc.titleDisorders of Desire: Addiction and Problems of Intimacy
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume25
dc.date.issued2004
local.identifier.absfor200299 - Cultural Studies not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.absfor220205 - History and Philosophy of Medicine
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub6568
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKeane, Helen, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage189
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage204
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:49:42Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-16544371834
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