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Sensational flesh : race, power, and masochism, Amber Jamilla Musser

Label
Sensational flesh : race, power, and masochism
Title
Sensational flesh
Title remainder
race, power, and masochism
Statement of responsibility
Amber Jamilla Musser
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In everyday language, masochism is usually understood as the desire to abdicate control in exchange for sensation--pleasure, pain, or a combination thereof. Yet at its core, masochism is a site where power, bodies, and society come together. Sensational Flesh uses masochism as a lens to examine how power structures race, gender, and embodiment in different contexts. Drawing on rich and varied sources--from 19th century sexology, psychoanalysis, and critical theory to literary texts and performance art--Amber Jamilla Musser employs masochism as a powerful diagnostic tool for probing relationships between power and subjectivity. Engaging with a range of debates about lesbian S&M, racialization, femininity, and disability, as well as key texts such as Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs, Pauline Réage's The Story of O, and Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality, Musser renders legible the complex ways that masochism has been taken up by queer, feminist, and critical race theories. Furthering queer theory's investment in affect and materiality, she proposes "sensation" as an analytical tool for illustrating what it feels like to be embedded in structures of domination such as patriarchy, colonialism, and racism and what it means to embody femininity, blackness, and pain. Sensational Flesh is ultimately about the ways in which difference is made material through race, gender, and sexuality and how that materiality is experienced." -- Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Musser, Amber Jamilla
Dewey number
306.77/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ79
LC item number
.M877 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sexual cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sadomasochism
  • Sexual dominance and submission
  • Queer theory
  • Race
  • Queer theory
  • Race
  • Sadomasochism
  • Sexual dominance and submission
  • Sadomasochismus
  • Macht
  • Rasse
  • Queer-Theorie
Label
Sensational flesh : race, power, and masochism, Amber Jamilla Musser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : theory, flesh, practice -- Specters of domination : patriarchy, colonialism, and masochism -- Objectification, complicity, and coldness : The story of O's narratives of femininity and precarity -- Time, race, and biology : Fanon, Freud, and the labors of race -- Lacerated breasts : medicine, autonomy, pain -- Conclusion : making flesh matter
Control code
875054372
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781479832491
Lccn
2013049749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)875054372
Label
Sensational flesh : race, power, and masochism, Amber Jamilla Musser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : theory, flesh, practice -- Specters of domination : patriarchy, colonialism, and masochism -- Objectification, complicity, and coldness : The story of O's narratives of femininity and precarity -- Time, race, and biology : Fanon, Freud, and the labors of race -- Lacerated breasts : medicine, autonomy, pain -- Conclusion : making flesh matter
Control code
875054372
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781479832491
Lccn
2013049749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)875054372

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