Well, it has an interesting title, don’t you think? Provocative, really.
Title: Perv – The Sexual Deviant in All of Us
Author: Jesse Bering
Publishers: Penguin Random House, UK(2015)
Genre: Non-fiction; Psychology
What’s it about?
Jesse Bering is a former director at the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen’s University Belfast and also a former professor of psychology at University of Arkansas.
The book begins with the characterization of sexual deviance, and the label ‘perv’. Bering provides the evolution of the term ‘perverse’. It would seem the moniker of ‘perverse’ is attributed to one who is turning away from what is right according to the Judeo-Christian religion, namely an atheist. It was only in the late 19th century that ‘perv’ is common usage in reference to…
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