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Between the body and the flesh : performing sadomasochism

Author: Lynda Hart
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1998.
Series: Between men--between women.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this first book-length study of lesbian s/m, Lynda Hart creates a vivid and compelling counterdiscourse to the erotophobic voices in contemporary cultural debates. Focusing on a variety of representations, from the boundary-shattering work of queer performances to the daring conjunction of childhood sexual abuse and perverse desire in the work of Dorothy Allison, Between the Body and the Flesh situates s/m as a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynda Hart
ISBN: 0231084021 9780231084024 023108403X 9780231084031
OCLC Number: 37260993
Description: xiii, 269 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Knights in Shining Armor and Other Relations --
2. To Each Her Other: Performing Lesbian S/M --
3. Doing It Anyway: The Impossible-Real --
4. Death and the Referent: The Queer Real --
5. Bearing (to) Witness: The Erotics of Power in Bastard Out of Carolina --
Epilogue: Crows III.
Series Title: Between men--between women.
Responsibility: Lynda Hart.

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Focuses on the ways in which lesbian sadomascochistic sexual practices have been engaged by critics and theorists. The text notes how this much-reviled area of sexuality has emerged as a Rorschach  Read more...

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"Outstanding... highly recommended." -- N. M. Brooks, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries "An elegant and stimulating book that all concerned with the period will wish to read." -- Read more...

 
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