The 'bodily practices' of consensual 'SM', spirituality and 'transcendence'

Beckmann, Andrea (2008) The 'bodily practices' of consensual 'SM', spirituality and 'transcendence'. In: Safe, sane and consensual: contemporary perspectives on sadomasochism. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230517745

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Abstract

Psychological and medical perspectives on sadomasochism (SM) have historically been concerned with understanding it as a form of psychopathology. In the past (but still often today) studies of SM have been concerned with extreme and most often non-consensual acts. More recently, however, there has been growing interest in exploring the meaning of sadomasochism in non-pathological ways.
Safe, Sane and Consensual includes work from across the social sciences exploring a variety of aspects of SM from a non-pathological perspective. There are discussions of the history and culture of SM, medical and legal understandings, along with theory and original research on the topic. There are also sections on SM and psychotherapy and writing on bridging the academic/activist divide.

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Additional Information:Psychological and medical perspectives on sadomasochism (SM) have historically been concerned with understanding it as a form of psychopathology. In the past (but still often today) studies of SM have been concerned with extreme and most often non-consensual acts. More recently, however, there has been growing interest in exploring the meaning of sadomasochism in non-pathological ways. Safe, Sane and Consensual includes work from across the social sciences exploring a variety of aspects of SM from a non-pathological perspective. There are discussions of the history and culture of SM, medical and legal understandings, along with theory and original research on the topic. There are also sections on SM and psychotherapy and writing on bridging the academic/activist divide.
Keywords:Consensual sadomasochism, Spirituality, Transcendence
Subjects:L Social studies > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
C Biological Sciences > C880 Social Psychology
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:4226
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Deposited On:13 Apr 2011 08:43
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:39

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