Exploring Women’s, Trans*, and Queer BDSM Subcultures

Exploring Women’s, Trans*, and Queer BDSM Subcultures Sex Roles (2015) 73:456–458 DOI 10.1007/s11199-015-0520-y BOOK REVIEW Queer BDSM Intimacies: Critical Consent and Pushing Boundaries. By Robin Bauer, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 289 pp. $95.00 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-1-137-43501-9 Brandy Simula Published online: 13 August 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015 Over the last two decades, empirical research on BDSM focus exclusively on women’s and trans* communities. All (bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and/or empirical studies cited in this review are based on U.S. sam- sadomasochism) has increased exponentially, and has moved ples unless otherwise noted. beyond the pathologizing approaches of the early sexologists The author draws on queer theory to question hetero- normativity, specifically as it relates to the pathologization of (Ellis 1901;Krafft-Ebing 1903) to an understanding of BDSM that focuses in part on understanding BDSM from partici- queer, trans*, and BDSM sexual identities and practices. In pants’ own perspectives. While much of the early social con- line with other recent work in the field (Kleinplatz and structionist work on BDSM focused on the gay SM and leath- Moser 2006; Langdridge and Barker 2007; Langdridge er subcultures (Kamel 1983;Lee 1983 [1979]; Spengler 1977 and Butt 2004; Langdridge and Butt 2005 [studies by [Spengler uses a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Exploring Women’s, Trans*, and Queer BDSM Subcultures

Sex Roles , Volume 73 (10) – Aug 13, 2015

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2015 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
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10.1007/s11199-015-0520-y
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