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By L. Kaplan

In her most up-to-date booklet, Dr. Louise Kaplan, writer of the groundbreaking Female Perversions, explores the fetishism procedure, a mental safety that goals to tame, subdue, and if worthwhile, homicide human vitalities. via an exploration of such cultural phenomena as footbinding, truth tv, and the development of robots, Kaplan demonstrates how, in a technology-driven international, an realizing of the fetishism technique can assist to maintain the human discussion that's the foundation of all human relationships. Kaplan writes from the guts in addition to from the mind.

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She and five U n r av e l i n g F r e u d o n F e t i s h i s m 33 of her girlfriends had gone to a villa by the Caspian Sea for a two-day holiday. 61 Suddenly, “they”62 came; the morality squad had jumped over a low garden wall and surprised them. They had had a report of illegal activities and had a search warrant. Finding nothing wrong with the girls’ dress, they searched the house for alchohol, CD’s, and tapes. ”63 The girls were kept in a small, dark room for forty eight hours and not allowed to sleep.

And if so, what was the nature of that change? Since I am about to make interpretations about a person’s mental state without their consent or cooperation, it is best to begin by giving Freud an U n r av e l i n g F r e u d o n F e t i s h i s m 21 opportunity to answer these questions himself. As we saw in his letter to Salome, his own observations about himself seem to confirm that there was a fundamental change in Freud’s attitudes after 1923. ”27 As he looks over his post-1923 accomplishments he emphasizes that though he did not cease his analytic work, “a significant change has taken place”28 (itals.

Others were efforts to ameliorate the ghastly physical effects of the surgeries. ”15 In late September of 1923, a new and distinguished oral surgeon, Professor Hans Pichler, was elected by a colleague of Freud to take over the case from the first surgeon. ”16 Pichler, in consultation with the first surgeon, decided that a radical surgery was needed, and he performed this major operation in two stages on October 4 and October 11. In the first stage: the external carotid artery was ligatured and the subanillary glands, some of which were already suspiciously enlarged, removed.

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