Cinema, Pain and Pleasure: Consent and the Controlled Body

Cinema, Pain and Pleasure: Consent and the Controlled Body

by Steven Allen
     
 

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From Tattoo to Saw, this book considers mainstream cinema's representation of the viscerally dominated and marked body. Examining a shift in the late twentieth century to narratives that highlight subjection, endurance and willed-acquiescence, it probes the confluence of pain, pleasure and consent to analyse the implications of the change.See more details below

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From Tattoo to Saw, this book considers mainstream cinema's representation of the viscerally dominated and marked body. Examining a shift in the late twentieth century to narratives that highlight subjection, endurance and willed-acquiescence, it probes the confluence of pain, pleasure and consent to analyse the implications of the change.

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"Really excellent: very well written and extremely well informed, both about BDSM and movies. The opening chapter very usefully disposes of some 'standard' psychoanalytic approaches to BDSM, and this greatly helps to situate the ensuing discussions of the controlled body in films in a refreshingly different context from that in which this subject is still all too often discussed."
- Julian Petley, Brunel University, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137246462
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/2013
Series:
Studies in European Culture and History
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
File size:
1 MB

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