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Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money's Diagnostic Concepts

Lisa Downing, Iain Morland, and Nikki Sullivan


One of the twentieth century’s most controversial sexologists—or “fuckologists,” to use his own term—John Money was considered a trailblazing scientist and sexual libertarian by some, but damned by others as a fraud and a pervert. This is the first book to contextualize and interrogate Money’s writings and practices across his three key diagnostic concepts, “hermaphroditism,” “transsexualism,” and “paraphilia.” The book offers a multidisciplinary critique of the tensions and controversies that engendered and followed from Money’s work. He invented the concept of gender in the 1950s, yet fought ... More

Keywords: David Reimer, gender, intersex, John Money, paraphilia, sexology, sexuality, transsexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226186580
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226186757.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Downing, author
Professor of French discourses of sexuality, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Iain Morland, author

Nikki Sullivan, author
Honorary Researcher, Department of Media, Music, Communication, and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University.

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