necrophilia


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necrophilia

sexual attraction for or sexual intercourse with dead bodies

necrophilia

[‚nek·rə′fil·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Longing for death.
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Aestheticism, Gabriele D'Annunzio, necrophilia, Vergini delle rocce
Genetic considerations aside, and perhaps more important than where the reference on necrophilia came from, is to understand why such an act is necessary in this story.
California: As a week of mind-bending TED Conference talks ranging from animal necrophilia to fighting poverty ended Friday, inspiring presentations from the renowned gathering were spreading.
I argue here that the variant on the postmodern proliferation of discourses as presented in Santa Evita through necrophilia suggests not so much an intent of historical revisionism (although this in fact takes place along the way), a critical stance toward the role of the writer and writing, or an attempt to recuperate a lost aspect of national identity, but rather an analysis of Argentine social psychology and what the collective fixation on the death of Eva Peron implies or symbolizes with regard to Argentine politics.
Gambaccini said a tabloid reporter had boasted that his colleagues were aware of a story linking Savile to necrophilia.
Anatomy of Hoax and Media Credulity: The "Egypt Necrophilia Law" Story "It's such an outrageous story that one is reminded of Josef Goebbels' famous dictum that "the bigger the lie, the more people will believe it.
This ugly rumor and hoax, thought to originate in a fatwa by sheikh Zemzami, a noted Moroccan cleric, should be doubted for the simple reason that no Egyptian Islamist sheikh, or any other Imam, has ever been reported to approve of necrophilia.
On the way back from the meeting, on the train, I read the book and the first paragraph was about necrophilia.
Gay rights activists appealed the ordinance to the local Prosecutor's Office; this resulted in Yanev issuing a position in which he upheld the notorious regulation, and even went as far as publishing his own musings on human sexuality a ridiculed by the media as a "treatise" - in which he compared homosexuality, bisexuality, and heterosexuality with pedophilia, zoophilia, gerontophilia, necrophilia, and fetishism, as he considers all of those forms of sexual orientation.
And no matter how ardently decedents may want their remains subjected to cannibalism or necrophilia, he thinks the law should continue to criminalize those practices as innately antithetical to postmortem dignity.
In developing the association of negrophilia with necrophilia, Argiro identifies a set of individuals and forms of behavior that, in Russ Castronovo's formulation, disqualify some groups from citizenship in order for citizenhood to exist at all.
The groundbreaking text introduces a new modern classification of necrophilia based on what evidence has been available to date on the rare behavior.