A Lover's Pinch: A Cultural History Of Sadomasochism

byPeter Tupper

Hardcover | August 10, 2018

A Lover's Pinch: A Cultural History Of Sadomasochism by Peter Tupper
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A worldwide subculture that influences everything from fashion to advertising, sadomasochism has a long and lively history. A Lover's Pinch tells the story of consensual sadomasochism, from a controversial religious practice to a secretive sexuality branded a perversion. The origins of kink and fetish culture have been shrouded in secrecy and myths, until now. Here, Peter Tupper reveals the true story of sadism and masochism, dominance and submission. From the ancient Christian flagellants to the Fifty Shades trilogy, the history of consensual sadomasochism is a story of fascinating individuals, unlikely connections and strange twists and turns. Meet Arthur Munby, the Victorian gentleman who secretly married Hannah Cullwick, his maid of all work, and called her his slave; and Jack McGeorge, the UN weapons inspector who was outed as a BDSM club leader just before the Iraq war. Explore the links between Robinson Crusoe, Uncle Tom's Cabin and modern BDSM pornography, and between fetish fashion and anti-Catholic propaganda. Learn how the 19th century middle-class household nurtured dominant-submissive sexuality. Discover the secret history of a hidden world. Winner, 2019 Geoff Mains Non-Fiction Book Award, NLA-International
Peter Tupper's writing has appeared in Wired magazine, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the Globe and Mail, the Utne Reader and www.TheTyee.ca. He is a co-founder of Metro Vancouver Kink, a non-profit BDSM community organization in Vancouver, BC, and remains active in the BDSM scene. He has researched and blogged about the his...
Title:A Lover's Pinch: A Cultural History Of SadomasochismFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:344 pages, 9.31 X 6.26 X 0.97 inShipping dimensions:344 pages, 9.31 X 6.26 X 0.97 inPublished:August 10, 2018Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1538111179

ISBN - 13:9781538111178

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