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A lover's pinch : a cultural history of sadomasochism

Author: Peter Tupper
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the ancient Christian flagellants to the Fifty Shades trilogy, the history of consensual sadomasochism is a story of fascinating individuals, unlikely connections, and strange twists and turns. Meet Arthur Munby, the Victorian gentleman who secretly married Hannah Cullwick, his maid of all work, and called her his slave; and Jack McGeorge, the UN weapons inspector who was outed as a BDSM club leader just before  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tupper, Peter.
Lover's pinch.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
(DLC) 2017058499
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Tupper
ISBN: 9781538111178 1538111179
OCLC Number: 1014006269
Awards: Winner of Geoff Mains Non-Fiction Book Award, NLA-International 2019
Description: ix, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the marriage of heaven and hell: a cultural history of sadomasochism --
Saints and shamans --
The pornography of the puritan --
Virtue in distress --
Orientalism --
The peculiar institution --
Romance of the rod --
Class and classification --
Every woman adores a fascist --
The velvet underground --
Unknown pleasures --
Alt.sex --
Sex and power --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Peter Tupper.

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A Lover's Pinch offers a lively history of consensual sadomasochism, from a controversial religious practice, to a secretive sexuality branded a perversion, to a worldwide subculture that influences  Read more...

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Peter Tupper's remarkably detailed work answers two key questions: Where does BDSM come from? And, even more importantly, What does it mean? Whatever your interest in kink is, A Lover's Pinch Read more...

 
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