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Kerr, J. (2002). “A Healthier Lifestyle”. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 3(4):406-423.

(2002). Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 3(4):406-423

“A Healthier Lifestyle”

John Kerr

Reflections on recent scandals involving pedophilia by priests and on the psychology of transgression as seen in forensic patients provide a backdrop for discussing Philip Kuhn's reexamination of the 1906 incident in which young Dr. Ernest Jones was accused of improper conduct by two girls. The assessment that Jones was guilty even if he was acquitted at the time leads to a brief reassessment of his role in psychoanalytic history and a rereading of his memoirs, Free Associations, informed by the Leo Strauss's notion of “persecuted speech.”

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