The Social Construction of Sexuality and Perversion: Deconstructing Sadomasochism by A. BeckmannThe Social Construction of Sexuality and Perversion: Deconstructing Sadomasochism by A. Beckmann

The Social Construction of Sexuality and Perversion: Deconstructing Sadomasochism

byA. Beckmann

Hardcover | September 29, 2009

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This book deconstructs the pathologizing category of 'sadomasochism' in order to account for the 'lived realities' of consensual 'SM' play, emphasizing the connection between the corporeal and the political in contemporary consumer cultures. It discusses the homogenization of desire and ownership and use of 'body' and 'sexual ethics'.
ANDREA BECKMANN is Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Lincoln, UK. Her research interests include sociology of the body, 'sexualities' and critical criminology.
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Title:The Social Construction of Sexuality and Perversion: Deconstructing SadomasochismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:262 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230522106

ISBN - 13:9780230522107

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Table of Contents

Introduction Deconstructing 'Normalizing' Concepts The 'Field': 'Lived Experiences' of Consensual 'SM' and 'Subjugated Knowledges' 'Sadomasochism' - A Social Construction and its Use Challenging Claims of a Non-violent Modernity Consensual 'SM' as a Spiritual Practice and the Experience of 'Transcendence' Alternative Readings of Consensual 'SM' Bibliography