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Stoller, Robert J.

Works: 42 works in 320 publications in 5 languages and 11,344 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RC557, 616.8583
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Most widely held works about Robert J Stoller
Most widely held works by Robert J Stoller
Sex and gender : on the development of masculinity and femininity by Robert J Stoller( Book )

74 editions published between 1942 and 1990 in English and German and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Dr Stoller describes patients with marked abberrations in their masculinity and feminity--primarily transsexuals, transvestites and patients with marked biological abnormalities of their sex--in order to find clues to gender development in more normal people
Perversion : the erotic form of hatred by Robert J Stoller( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new study, part of Professor Robert Stoller's well-known, continuing work on sex and gender identity, is especially concerned with the psychological forces that contribute to sexual excitement in men and women. The author looks at sexual aberrations in order to learn what they can tell us about the dynamics of "normal" sexual development. He shows that perversions are different from other aberrations in that the dominant force in perversion is hostility directed in reality or in fantasy toward one's sex objects. And he shows through fascinating examples and case material how childhood frustrations, traumas, and conflicts are gradually transformed into sexual excitement by means of fantasies. In a daydream, pornography, or a ritualized pattern of sex practice, a scenario is created in which are hidden remnants of the earlier painful experiences, now redone to make a triumph out of the trauma: the victim becomes the victor. It has been noted that men practice a wider variety of perversions than women. Professor Stoller suggests that men's greater propensity to perversion in our society is related to the mother-daughter infant symbiosis'an intimate merging in which the infant does not distinguish its own boundaries as separate from its mother's. If that intimacy is too intense or too prolonged, the infant boy's sense of oneness with femaleness and femininity persists into the later months when masculinity begins to develop. A flawed sense of maleness can then result, thereafter threatening the development and expression of a stable masculinity. In contrast, should a comparable intense symbiosis develop between a mother and her infant daughter, the sense of merging with mother will only augment the girl's future femininity, although it may result in other kinds of complications
Porn : myths for the twentieth century by Robert J Stoller( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un frammento di etnografia urbana. Così l'autore definisce il suo libro nella prefazione. Titolo in inglese "Porn", "mondo a luci rosse". Di questo mondo l'autore intende fornire un ritratto dall'interno, a partire cioè dalla prospettiva dei vissuti individuali. L'approccio è di natura psicoanalitica, ma sul piano operativo l'autore indossa i panni di un etnografo-intervistatore. Le testimonianze raccolte da Stoller possono fornire un materiale di prima mano allo studioso e allo specialista, ma anche al lettore comune che ha modo di conoscere una realtà dominata da interpretazioni stereotipate. (Alice)
Presentations of gender by Robert J Stoller( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and French and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observing the erotic imagination by Robert J Stoller( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and French and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Splitting; a case of female masculinity by Robert J Stoller( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual excitement : dynamics of erotic life by Robert J Stoller( Book )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual excitement is as individual as a fingerprint and as complex as a psychological life-history, For most people it is a melodrama composed of the past and present, building on tensions of risk, mystery, illusion, hostility, and revenge. Consciously or unconsciously, we relive our earliest experiences and become aroused when we can turn the traumas of early life into the triumph of sexual pleasure. Through the story of Belle, a young woman in psychoanalysis, Professor Robert Stoller advances the theory that sexual excitement, from the most aberrant to the relatively normal, is related to hostility, the desire to harm. At the center of Belle's character is a key erotic fantasy that contains in symbolic language, her sexual autobiography. In fantasy, Belle rewrites the story of her life, exacting mastery over and revenge on the important figures who caused her pain in the distant past. Her adult erotic pleasure is a literal, though hidden and ritualized, victory over the inevitable defeats of childhood
Intimate communications : erotics and the study of culture by Gilbert H Herdt( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate Communications is the first systematic effort to explore and interpret erotic experience and gender identity in a cross-cultural perspective. This is a dialogioc work that emphasizes the need for exact descriptions of people's statements, feelings, and fantasies, presenting data from individual interviews with the Sambia of Papua New Guinea. Using the ethnographic methods of anthropology informed by the clinical techniques of psychoanalysis, Gilbert Herdt and Robert J. Stoller explore the culture and erotics of the Sambia and the role of subjectivity in ethnographic research
Coming attractions : the making of an x-rated video by Robert J Stoller( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do porn films tell us about our own erotic impulses? What can we learn about our culture's sexual attitudes, fears, and fantasies from the ways that porn films are designed and produced? In this book, Dr. Robert J. Stoller, one of the world's leading experts on human sexual behavior, joins with I. S. Levine, a professional writer with long experience in X-rated video making, to examine the ideas and psychological makeup of the participants in an adult heterosexual X-rated video, Stairway to Paradise. Their interviews with performers, writers, directors, producers, and technicians provide extraordinary insights into the technical aspects of this type of video, the motivations and backgrounds of the people involved, and the porn industry's view of the video's intended audience. Stoller, Levine, and the porn filmmakers have wide ranging discussions about the aesthetics, ethics, and etiquette of the porn industry; the hostility that Dr. Stoller claimed underlies all erotic excitement; the liberating - and educational - function of porn in a puritanical culture; the misconceptions of antiporn crusaders; the impact of AIDS on the participants; and the future of the porn film industry. The authors hope that if we understand how and why a pornographic work is created, we will be better able to understand the implications of the legal and moral issues it raises
Pain and passion : a psychoanalyst explores the world of S & M by Robert J Stoller( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive science and psychoanalysis by Kenneth Mark Colby( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the connections between cognitive science and psychoanalysis, the authors indicate that a potentially fruitful relationship can exist between the two fields. The book examines this relationship, concluding that psychoanalysis can contribute to a science of the mind when it flows into a more effective science and technology such as cognitive science. As viewed by the authors, cognitive science is ""a new, lively field, full of novel concepts and methods about the mind."" This is sharply contrasted with their opinion of psychoanalysis as a discipline which must change and cons
The transsexual experiment by Robert J Stoller( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet dreams : erotic plots by Robert J Stoller( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A previously unpublished work by Robert Stoller. 'It was like discovering a previously unknown recording by the Beatles. On a 2007 visit to Robert Stoller's widow, Sybil, she handed me a manuscript. Bob's last book had been placed in a publishing queue by his retiring editor. After Bob's death Sybil was told that the publisher had discontinued psychoanalytic books. It languished on a home shelf in Los Angeles for sixteen years. I was holding the final work by psychoanalysis's most eloquent writer on sex.' - From the Foreword by Dr Richard Green
Robert Jesse Stoller by Colette Chiland( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert J. Stoller, psychiatre et psychanalyste, est connu et apprécié pour ses recherches sur l'identité de genre, l'excitation érotique et la perversion. Il a écrit des textes savoureux, dépourvus de tout jargon, avec une pensée originale, sans être inféodé à aucune école
Perversione : la forma erotica dell'odio by Robert J Stoller( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex and gender by Robert J Stoller( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of perversion; the tenth annual Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital award lecture in memory of Edward A. Strecker, M.D by Robert J Stoller( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolor y pasión : un psicoanlista explora el mundo sadomasoquista by Robert J Stoller( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testamentary capacity : senility and arteriosclerotic brain disease by Robert J Stoller( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Porn : myths for the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Jesse, Robert Stoller 1924-1991

Robert Stoller Amerikaans antropoloog (1924-1991)

Robert Stoller psichiatra e psicoanalista statunitense

Robert Stoller US-amerikanischer Psychiater und Psychoanalytiker

Stoller, R. J.

Stoller, Robert J.

Stoller, Robert J. 1924-1991

Stoller, Robert Jesse.

Stoller, Robert Jesse 1924-1991

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English (255)

French (16)

German (9)

Italian (5)

Spanish (2)

Perversion : the erotic form of hatredPorn : myths for the twentieth centuryPresentations of genderObserving the erotic imaginationSplitting; a case of female masculinitySexual excitement : dynamics of erotic lifeIntimate communications : erotics and the study of cultureComing attractions : the making of an x-rated video