Playing on the edge [electronic resource] : sadomasochism, risk, and intimacy / Staci Newmahr.
- Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
1 online resource (244 p.)
Sexual dominance and submission.
Sadomasochists -- Case studies.
- Electronic books.
- Representations of consensual sadomasochism range from the dark, seedy undergrounds of crime thrillers to the fetishized pornographic images of sitcoms and erotica. In this pathbreaking book, ethnographer Staci Newmahr delves into the social space of a public, pansexual SM community to understand sadomasochism from the inside out. Based on four years of in-depth and immersive participant observation, she juxtaposes her experiences in the field with the life stories of community members, providing a richly detailed portrait of SM as a social space in which experiences of ""violence"" interse
- Defiance: bodies, minds, and marginality
Geeks and freaks: marginal identity and community
Tipping the scales: striving for imbalance
Fringe benefits: the rewards of SM play
Badasses, servants, and martyrs: gender performances
Reconcilable differences: pain, eroticism, and violence
Collaborating the edge: feminism and edgework
"What it is that we do": intimate edgework.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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