Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money's Diagnostic by Lisa Downing, Nikki Sullivan, Iain Morland

By Lisa Downing, Nikki Sullivan, Iain Morland

One of many 20th century’s such a lot arguable sexologists—or “fuckologists,” to exploit his personal memorable term—John cash used to be thought of a trailblazing scientist and sexual libertarian by way of a few, yet damned via others as a fraud and a pervert. funds invented the concept that of gender within the Fifties, but fought its uptake by means of feminists. He sponsored surgical remedies for transsexuality, yet argued that gender roles have been set by way of reproductive potential. He formed the therapy 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 so much publicized case research, cash oversaw the reassignment of David Reimer as lady following a circumcision twist of fate in infancy. Heralded by means of many as facts that gender is pliable, the case used to be later discredited whilst Reimer published that he had lived as a male due to the fact that his early teens.

In Fuckology, the authors contextualize and interrogate Money's writings and practices. The publication makes a speciality of his 3 key diagnostic ideas, “hermaphroditism,” “transsexualism,” and “paraphilia,” but in addition addresses his lesser-known paintings on subject matters starting from animal habit to the philosophy of technological know-how. the result's a accomplished selection 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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4. Jennifer E. Germon, Gender: A Genealogy of an Idea (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 3. 5. Lesley Rogers and Joan Walsh, “Shortcomings of the Psychomedical Research of John Money and Co-Workers into Sex Differences in Behavior: Social and Political Implications,” Sex Roles 8 (1982): 269–81, 278. 6. Rogers and Walsh, “Shortcomings,” 272. 7. Ruth G. Doell and Helen E. Longino, “Sex Hormones and Human Behavior: A Critique of the Linear Model,” Journal of Homosexuality 15 (1988): 55–78. 8. Rebecca M.

The items on the agenda . . ”8 This sounds like a thorough diagnosis of sexology’s intellectual derivation and continued preoccupations, potentially allowing Money’s work to be clearly distinguished from what has gone before. ”9 The impression one gains here, in the 1989 text, is that Money is calling for a social sciences–inflected approach to paraphilia, rather than one relying on biological explanations and treatment. However, by the time he writes his 2002 lecture, he calls rather for A developmental theory based on longitudinal, not cross-sectional studies.

60. Money and Primrose, “Sexual Dimorphism and Dissociation,” 129. 61. John Money, “Sexosophy: A New Concept,” Journal of Sex Research 18 (1982): 364–66, 366. 62. Money, Gendermaps, 104. 63. Doell and Longino use this analogy in their critique of what they see as Money’s linear model of development. See “Sex Hormones and Human Behavior,” 59. 64. Money, “Sexosophy,” 365. 65. Money, “Conceptual Neutering,” 285–86. 66. Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender: The Real Science behind Sex Differences (London: Icon Books, 2010).

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