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BDSM: Bondage and discipline; dominance and submission; sadism and masochism

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posted on 18.03.2020, 00:00 by Emma TurleyEmma Turley, T Butt
This chapter will outline the history of the psychological and psychiatric focus on BDSM, emphasising the psychopathological framework within which it has been cast. Mainstream psycho-medical theoretical perspectives will be contrasted with current, non-pathologising research, leading to an examination of the current debates around BDSM. This will include a discussion of the debate between the different conceptualisations of BDSM, and the implications for practitioners of consensual BDSM in terms of discrimination, legal status, and self-concept. Finally, the chapter will consider future directions for BDSM, with particular reference to claims for sexual citizenship and the fate of different ‘sexual stories’ in the light of the nature of taboo.

History

Editor

Richards C; Barker M-J

Parent Title

The Palgrave handbook of the psychology of sexuality and gender

Start Page

24

End Page

41

Number of Pages

19

ISBN-13

9781349466719

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication

Houndsmills, UK

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Huddersfield, UK

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

25

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