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Bibliography for Intimacy Across Cultures and Species

This is the bibliography for Rebecca Coffey’s July 29, 2017 presentation given in Buenos Aires at the 50th Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association. An article based on the talk has been published by

 Darwin, C. (1872) The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals. London: John Murray. Full text available online at

Despommier, D., Gwadz R.W., Hotez P.J. and Knirsch C.A. (2006) Parasitic Diseases. 5th ed. New York, NY: Apple Trees Production, LLC.

Elliot, A. J., & Aarts, H. (2011). Perception of the color red enhances the force and velocity of motor output. Emotion, 11(2), 445-449. doi:10.1037/a0022599

Freud, S. (1930). Civilization and its discontents. In Strachey, J. (2001) The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Volume XXI (1927-1931), London: Vintage.

Gilmore, D. D. (1991) Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Gregor, T. (1977) The Mehinaku: The dream of daily life in a Brazilian Indian village. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Hogenboom, M. (2015). Why do humans kiss each other when most animals don’t? BBC Earth. Retrieved at

Hsu, C.K. Hsu, M.M. & Lee, J.Y. (2009) Demodicosis: a clinicopathological study.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 60(3): 453-62

Jankowiak, W. R & Fischer, E. F. (1992). A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Romantic Love. Ethnology, 31(2), 149. doi:10.2307/3773618

Jankowiak, W. R.. Volsche, S. L. & Garcia, J. R. (2015) Is the romantic-sexual kiss a near human universal? American Anthroplogist. DOI: 10.1111/aman.12286.

Kirschenbaum, S. (2011) The science of kissing: What our lips are telling us. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Kligman, A.M. & Christensen, M.S. (2011) Demodex folliculorum: Requirements for understanding its role in human skin disease. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 131: 8–10

Koren, Marina (2013) Heavy metals, insects and other weird things found in lipstick through time. Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved at – yJFmDz7qxJwA8jdg.99

Lacey, N. Delane, S. Kavanagh, K. & Powell F.C. (2007) Mite-related bacterial antigens stimulate inflammatory cells in rosacea. British Journal of Dermatology. 157(3): 474-81

Lacey, N. Kavanagh, K. & Tseng SC. (2009) Under the lash: Demodex mites in human diseases. Biochemistry (London). 31(4): 2-6

Malinowski, B.. 1929. Sexual life of savages In northwestern Melanesia: Vol. 1 and 2. New York: Horace Liveright.  Retrieved at

Morris, D. (1969). The naked ape. New York: Bantam.

Morris, D. (2004). The naked woman: A study of the female body. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press.

[No author or date given] Romantic or disgusting? Passionate kissing is not a human universal. Human Relations Area Files. Retrieved at

[No author], The chap-book, Volumes 5-6. Chicago: Stone and Kimball, 1896. Retrieved at…+Such+things+call+for+police+interference.&source=bl&ots=LYWkj-FZ4L&sig=Sdinkl9BBqLxu5LdNYrTIcwESZk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjCnISPkevUAhXMcz4KHd6JCxgQ6AEIMTAD#v=onepage&q=The%20spectacle%20of%20their%20prolonged%20pasturing%20on%20each%20other’s%20lips%20was%20hard%20to%20bear…%20Such%20things%20call%20for%20police%20interference.&f=false

Liua, J. Sheha, H. & Tsenga, S.C.G. (2010) Pathogenic role of Demodex mites in blepharitis. Current Opinions in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 10(5): 505–510.

Shafik, A. (1996). Effect of Different Types of Textiles on Male Sexual Activity. Archives of Andrology, 37(2), 111-115. doi:10.3109/01485019608988511

Szalay, F. S., & Costello, R. K. (1991). Evolution of permanent estrus displays in hominids. Journal of Human Evolution, 20(6), 439-464. doi:10.1016/0047-2484(91)90019-r

Waal, F. B. (1995). Bonobo Sex and Society. Scientific American, 272(3), 82-88. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0395-82

World Wildlife Fund. Bonobo | Species. Retrieved at


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