The Social Construction of Sexuality and Perversion

Deconstructing Sadomasochism

Authors: Beckmann, A.

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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'.

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ANDREA BECKMANN is Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Lincoln, UK. Her research interests include sociology of the body, 'sexualities' and critical criminology.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Beckmann, Andrea

    Pages 1-10

  • Deconstructing ‘Normalizing’ Concepts

    Beckmann, Andrea

    Pages 11-62

  • The ‘Field’: ‘Lived Experiences’ of Consensual ‘SM’ and ‘Subjugated Knowledges’

    Beckmann, Andrea

    Pages 63-124

  • ‘Sadomasochism’ — a Social Construction and Its Use

    Beckmann, Andrea

    Pages 125-152

  • Challenging Claims of a Non-violent Modernity

    Beckmann, Andrea

    Pages 153-174

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Construction of Sexuality and Perversion
Book Subtitle
Deconstructing Sadomasochism
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24492-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230244924
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-52210-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 262
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