BDSM, becoming and the flows of desire.

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title BDSM, becoming and the flows of desire.
Author Carlström, Charlotta
Research Centre Centre for Sexology and Sexuality Studies
Date 2019
English abstract
Based on a five-year qualitative ethnographic study of Bondage and Discipline/Dominance and Submission/Sadism and Masochism (BDSM) in Sweden, this paper examines the process of becoming among BDSM practitioners. In-depth interviews were completed with 29 self-defined BDSM practitioners, and their accounts were analysed using thematic analysis. Focusing on the Deleuzian concept of becoming, BDSM is understood as a dynamic and collective phenomenon closely connected to fantasies, memories and longing, and enabled through flows of desire. Practising BDSM can be understood as a process of increasing expansion, creation and connection, in which desire is seen not as something we lack or need but rather as a process of striving and self-enhancement. Exploring the becoming process more fully can provide a better understanding as to why some people choose to practise BDSM.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2018.1485969 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2018.1485969 .Icon
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Host/Issue Culture, Health & Sexuality;4
Volume 21
ISSN 1464-5351
Language eng (iso)
Subject BDSM
becoming
desire
Sweden
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/26480 Permalink to this page
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