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 tension between scopophilia and deeper forms of interest in cinematic characters is further probed in works such as Michael Haneke's Cache or Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Das Leben der Anderen.
Scopophilia, a sumptuous, three-course banquet, is Goldin's first foray into empathic socialization and positive humanity.
Voyeurism itself can be seen as both an assertion of power and an admission of anxiety, as noted in Metzl, "From scopophilia to Survivor," 417.
In claiming it as her own, she disrupts the omnipotence of phallocentric scopophilia.
While the stark black backdrop provides a visual echo for the significance of Riggs's race and suggests the danger of dark skin vanishing into the darkness of nonexistence, the revelation of the filmmaker's naked body turns the notion of visual scopophilia on its head.
The interest in scopophilia that marks Greetings--its riffs on Blow Up, its fascination with the perspectival grassy knoll vantage point of the JFK assassination, the Zapruder film--becomes an obsession in Hi, Mom
Such fetishistic scopophilia "can exist outside of linear time as the erotic instinct is focused on the look alone" (840).
According to Mykyta, scopophilia is a male phenomenon in which "the woman is repressed as subject and desired as object," (54) in order to keep the self-erotic principle characteristic to the visual experience.
El psicoanalisis no establece una diferenciacion muy precisa entre voyeurismo y escoptofilia o escopofilia, pero Stam, Burgoyne y Flitterman-Lewis afirman que "mientras la scopophilia define el placer general de mirar, el voyeurismo denota una perversion especifica" (1999: 186).
As a feminist, the technical term for this is "reverse scopophilia.
The woman's face feeds the artist's scopophilia, "Not as she is, but was when hope shone bright; / Not as she is, but as she fills his dream.
Where Pena Barrenechea's scopophilia finds in Baker a realization of Baudelaire's "malabaresa barbara y elemental," Adan sees instead "una mulata de Virginia, estandarizada y behaviorista, con algo de manufactura yanqui.