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Techniques of pleasure : BDSM and the circuits of sexuality

Author: Margot Danielle Weiss
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Techniques of Pleasure is a vivid portrayal of the San Francisco Bay Area's pansexual BDSM (SM) community. Margot Weiss conducted ethnographic research at dungeon play parties and at workshops on bondage, role play, and flogging, and she interviewed more than sixty SM practitioners. She describes a scene devoted to a form of erotic play organized around technique, rules and regulations, consumerism, and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weiss, Margot Danielle, 1973-
Techniques of pleasure.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2011
(OCoLC)1089720374
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Danielle Weiss
ISBN: 9780822351450 0822351455 9780822351597 0822351595
OCLC Number: 741273610
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Studies) 2012
Description: xv, 315 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: Setting the scene : SM communities in the San Francisco Bay area --
Becoming a practitioner : self-mastery, social control, and the biopolitics of SM --
The toy bag : exchange economies and the body at play --
Beyond vanilla : public politics and private selves --
Sex play and social power : reading the effective circuit.
Responsibility: Margot Weiss.

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Studies the pansexual BDSM community in the San Francisco Bay Area. This title shows how fantasy play depends on pre-existing social hierarchies, even as it also participates in a commodification of  Read more...

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"The analysis of these circuits is quite fascinating and could be expanded outside the BDSM scene to explore sexual fantasy and performance in any affluent, educated, tech-savvy culture. Recommended Read more...

 
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