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Homeovestism is a concept identified by George Zavitzianos and further developed by Louise Kaplan, to refer to the arousal of a person by wearing clothing appropriate to their gender, in comparison with the more widely recognized practices of transvestic fetishism, in which one is aroused by wearing clothing of a different gender.

According to Kaplan's book Female Perversions (Doubleday, 1991), homeovestism is "an impersonation of the idealized phallic parent of the same sex" in order "to overcome shameful and frightening cross-gender identifications" (p. 546, footnote to p. 250).

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  • Kaplan, Louise J. (1991). Female Perversions: The Temptations of Madame Bovary. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-26233-7.
  • Zavitzianos, George (1967). "Problems of Technique in the Analysis of a Juvenile Delinquent: Therapeutic Alliance and Transference Neurosis". International Journal of Psychoanalysis. PEP. 48 (3): 439–47. PMID 6053305.
  • Zavitzianos, George (1971). "Fetishism and Exhibitionism in the Female and Their Relationship to Psychopathy and Kleptomania". International Journal of Psychoanalysis. PEP. 52 (3): 297–305. PMID 5570058.
  • Zavitzianos, George (1972). "Homeovestism: Perverse Form of Behaviour Involving the Wearing of Clothes of the Same Sex". International Journal of Psychoanalysis. PEP. 53 (4): 471–477. PMID 4664943.
  • Zavitzianos, George (1977). "The Object in Fetishism, Homeovestism, and Transvestism". International Journal of Psychoanalysis. PEP. 58 (4): 487–95. PMID 598975.

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