scopophilia


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scopophilia

[‚s̈käp·ə′fil·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Sexual stimulation from looking at the unclad human figure; observed chiefly in normal adolescent and adult males where it takes the aim-inhibited form of “girl watching” or looking at nude or seminude females in magazines or as part of some stage performance, or where it may be sublimated as scientific curiosity; when present to a pathologic degree, it is deviant and called voyeurism.
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The formation of the narrator's "plaint" symbolizes an untellable, unjust schism between scopophilia and epistemophilia.
Turning to Horace Benbow, I am not intimating that he is actually stricken with Popeye's overt brand of scopophilia.
In fetishistic scopophilia, the spectator desires the woman whose image interrupts the narrative; it is the disorganizing intensity of this desire which demands such an interruption.
This approach in turn, I propose, gave rise to three key content-tailoring and marketing strategies: positing that the films brought the sexes together prior to consumption, suggesting that they facilitated heterosexual intimacy during consumption, and promoting heterosexual scopophilia as an anodyne pleasure for both sexes.
She refused to rehearse the woman's body, so as not to fetishize it or foster male scopophilia (Jones 21-52).
19) If this sense of death and nullity so far has worked, latently, to hinder a passage from critical search to voiced dissent, or from detached observation, to scopophilia, it now deprives her of any exploratory vigour, she reaches the ground, clearly seeing but failing to react to what her walk has uncovered.
11) For a more detailed analytic reading of Ramsay films see Valentina Vitali, "The Evil I: Realism and Scopophilia in the Horror Films of the Ramsay Brothers", in Dwyer and Pinto (eds.
See Rimell 2006 passim on 'male scopophilia in the Ovidian context.
Metzl, "From scopophilia to Survivor: a brief history of voyeurism," Textual Practice 18, no.
Dit beteken dat die man as objek van aanskoue ongewoon is: 'Man's love of the gaze, his scopophilia, means that he cannot imagine woman as subject of the gaze or man as object of the gaze' (Reeser 2010:110).
I am also indebted to Mulvey's commentary on the cinematic gaze, in particular her contention that "the position of the spectators in the cinema is blatantly one of repression of their exhibitionism and projection of the repressed desire onto the performer" and that the cinema "develop[s] scopophilia in its narcissistic aspect" (17).
Simmonds playfully rewrites the scopophilia of Far From the Madding Crowd to resuscitate and draw attention to the concept of the gaze as by no means "post" or "solved" by feminism.