The Social Construction of Sexuality and Perversion by Andrea Beckmann
This book deconstructs the social construction of 'Sadomasochism' via insights into the lived realities of consensual 'SM' practitioners. Through this fascinating ethnographic approach, Andrea Beckmann defamiliarizes 'sexuality' and 'sadomasochism' and exposes their true functional relationship to power. The Social Construction of Sadomasochism thus provides a broadly relevant argument that makes a considerable contribution to contemporary debates about the 'body', 'sexualities', the 'care of self' and the 'post-modernization of intimacy'.
New York: Palgrave, 2009.
ISBN: 9780230522107. 262 pp.
Hardcover. Very good. Previous owner wrote a glossary on the back end paper.