Buy Books Online > Sociology: sexual relations > Playing on the Edge: Sadomasochism, Risk, and Intimacy
Playing on the Edge: Sadomasochism, Risk, and Intimacy: Book by Staci Newmahr

Playing on the Edge: Sadomasochism, Risk, and Intimacy

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9780253222855    Publisher: Indiana University Press Year of publishing: 2011     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 244        
Representations of consensual sadomasochism range from the dark, seedy undergrounds of crime thrillers to the fetishized pornographic images of sitcoms and erotica. In this path-breaking book, ethnographer...Read more
Representations of consensual sadomasochism range from the dark, seedy undergrounds of crime thrillers to the fetishized pornographic images of sitcoms and erotica. In this path-breaking 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" intersect with experiences of the erotic. She shows that SM is a recreational and deeply gendered risk-taking endeavour, through which participants negotiate boundaries between chaos and order. Playing on the Edge challenges our assumptions about sadomasochism, sexuality, eroticism, and emotional experience, exploring what we mean by intimacy, and how, exactly, we achieve it.
Read less
About the author: Staci Newmahr

Staci Newmahr is an ethnographer. Her work plays with intersections of risk, eroticism, and gender. She is currently Assistant Professor of Sociology... Read more

Staci Newmahr is an ethnographer. Her work plays with intersections of risk, eroticism, and gender. She is currently Assistant Professor of Sociology at Buffalo State College.
Read less

Review:
Newmahr's decisions to use passages of creative representation to convey 'felt' experiences, as well as to use her own body as an instrument of intellectual inquiry to such an extent, bring a sense...Read more
Newmahr's decisions to use passages of creative representation to convey 'felt' experiences, as well as to use her own body as an instrument of intellectual inquiry to such an extent, bring a sense of depth and presence to the book that is often sorely lacking in such work." Katherine Frank, author of G-Strings and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire "A fascinating, well-written, carefully researched book that illuminates a subculture about which we know very little... Never before have we had research that is so close to the community, that allows us inside this community's behavior, rationalizations, understandings, and lived experiences." Patricia Adler, co-author of Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction "An important contribution to the fields of crime/deviance and sexuality." Leon Anderson, author of Deviance: Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries
Read less

Recommended Books for you - See all

Price: Rs.1731
Vendor : Repro Knowledgecast Ltd, Mumbai
BUY NOW

FREE SHIPPING | Delivered in 21 working days

(Cash on delivery not available)

Imported Edition

Be assured. 7 days Return & Refund Policy.
Click here

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions