Degradation Rituals

Our Sadomasochistic Society

Authors: Romanienko, L.

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About this book

A candid exploration of sadomasochistic practices driving contemporary culture, covering the demoralizing socioeconomic and political conditions that give rise to agonizing rituals of cruelty demonstrated at systemic, transnational, religious, familial, and even sexual spheres of human relations.

About the authors

Lisiunia A. Romanienko, (BA Rutgers University; MS New School University, PhD Wroclaw University) has received fellowships, grants, awards, and teaching appointments from Wroclaw University in Poland, Graz University in Austria, Suez Canal University in Egypt, Rutgers University, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and Southern University of New Orleans [HBCU]. Her previous book Body Piercing and Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) received numerous awards from a variety of professional associations.

Reviews

"I am delighted that Lisiunia Romanienko has finally sat down to document, in pain-staking detail, the numerous societal cruelties we have witnessed and agonized over throughout the years. It is high time that her thoughtful observations of the aggressive patterns of behavior around the world are being brought to light in this timely and courageous book." - Alessandra Rusconi, Social Science Research Center Berlin, Germany

'People everywhere are yearning for the cessation of state and non-state cruelties. Lisiunia Romanienko has captured these unique demoralizing and paradoxically empowering processes. It is rare for an intellectual to engage both the heart and mind in the research process, yet in this way she enables her reader to gain a better understanding of the resilience of the human spirit in response to persistent depravity documented in this ground-breaking book.' - Gideon Kressel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Deconstructing Degradation Rituals

    Romanienko, Lisiunia A.

    Pages 3-30

  • Degradation Rituals and Incarceration

    Romanienko, Lisiunia A.

    Pages 31-47

  • Degradation Rituals in Biotechnology

    Romanienko, Lisiunia A.

    Pages 49-67

  • Degradation Rituals in American Higher Education

    Romanienko, Lisiunia A.

    Pages 69-84

  • Degradation Rituals in Off-Road Motorcycling in Africa

    Romanienko, Lisiunia A.

    Pages 87-104

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Softcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-48375-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Degradation Rituals
Book Subtitle
Our Sadomasochistic Society
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38708-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137387080
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39398-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48375-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 306
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