The Resource BDSM in American science fiction and fantasy, Lewis Call, (electronic resource)

BDSM in American science fiction and fantasy, Lewis Call, (electronic resource)

Label
BDSM in American science fiction and fantasy
Title
BDSM in American science fiction and fantasy
Statement of responsibility
Lewis Call
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a history of the decades-long love affair between a powerful alternative sexuality called BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadism/masochism) and an innovative narrative genre called science fiction and fantasy (SF&F). The book shows how SF&F provides easy access to the language, symbols, rituals and ethics of BDSM. Science fiction and fantasy offer strikingly positive representations of BDSM, while the marginal status of SF&F ensures that these representations will not normalize BDSM out of existence. These sympathetic yet subversive representations encourage audiences to view BDSM as an ethical sexuality, while simultaneously permitting BDSM to retain its transgressive identity. This book explores representations of BDSM in the Wonder Woman comics of the 1940s, in the novels and short stories that Samuel Delany and James Tiptree wrote between the 1960s and 1980s, and in the television shows of the 1990s and 2000s: Buffy, Angel, Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
813/.08762093538
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS374.S35
LC item number
C35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
BDSM in American science fiction and fantasy, Lewis Call, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Submitting to a loving mistress: BDSM in William Moulton Marston's Wonder Woman comics -- Structures of desire: BDSM in the science fiction and fantasy of Samuel R. Delany -- "This wondrous death": power, sex and death in the science fiction of James Tiptree, Jr. -- Death, sex and the cylon: Battlestar Galactica's existential kink theory -- "Sounds like kinky business to me": BDSM on Buffy and Angel -- "It's about trust": slavery and ethics in the dollhouse
Control code
ocn815755411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137283474
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
532961
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27097481
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)815755411
  • palgrave1137283475

Library Locations

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