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Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality (Paperback)

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Margot Weiss is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University.

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 self-mastery. Challenging the notion that SM is inherently transgressive, Weiss links the development of commodity-oriented sexual communities and the expanding market for sex toys to the eroticization of gendered, racialized, and national inequalities. She analyzes the politics of BDSM’s spectacular performances, including those that dramatize heterosexual male dominance, slave auctions, and US imperialism, and contends that the SM scene is not a “safe space” separate from real-world inequality. It depends, like all sexual desire, on social hierarchies. Based on this analysis, Weiss theorizes late-capitalist sexuality as a circuit—one connecting the promise of new emancipatory pleasures to the reproduction of raced and gendered social norms.

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ISBN 9780822351597
Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Format Paperback
Pages 315
Publisher Date 2011-12-20 00:00:00.0
Publisher Duke Univ Pr
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.0 lb
Language English
Subtitle BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality
Audience College/higher education
Authors Weiss, Margot
Country of Origin United States

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