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The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Ariane Cruz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Color of Kink explores black women's representations and performances within American pornography and BDSM (bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism) from the ... More


Screw Consent: A Better Politics of Sexual Justice

Joseph J. Fischel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295407
eISBN:
9780520968172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295407.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Consent is threadbare for sexual-justice politics, argues author Joseph Fischel. Spotlighting sex on the periphery, Screw Consent takes aim at the sex imagined at the center of our moral universe: ... More


Introduction

Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

in Cruising

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348363
eISBN:
9781800850972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This short introductory section provides a synopsis of the film, describes the protests that took place during the making, and introduces the thesis that the perception of this film has changed over ... More


Preamble: A Chokehold

Jill D. Weinberg

in Consensual Violence: Sex, Sports, and the Politics of Injury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290655
eISBN:
9780520964723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290655.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book begins with a person choking another with his permission. It describes the physical and psychological response of a chokehold: arteries become compressed thereby reducing bloodflow to the ... More


Getting Kinky Online: The Diffuse Life and BDSM Play

Angela Jones

in Camming: Money, Power, and Pleasure in the Sex Work Industry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479842964
eISBN:
9781479829422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842964.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

“Kink” is an umbrella term used to describe a range of non-normative sexual practices. Performing kink and catering to taboo sexual desires can be quite lucrative. In the camming industry, performers ... More


I’m Grown up now: Female Sexual Authorship and Coming of Age in Pornographic Adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books

Laura Helen Marks

in Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042140
eISBN:
9780252050886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores pornographic constructions of female sexual agency through the character of Lewis Carroll’s Alice. These films use the Alice narrative to play out fantasies of womanly sexual ... More


Playin’ Race: Race Play, Black Women, and BDSM

Ariane Cruz

in Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042645
eISBN:
9780252051494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042645.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the BDSM practice of race play. Focusing on the sexual performances of black women, Cruz reveals performances of domination and submission in BDSM as inventive modes for and of ... More


The Dark Side of Desire: Racial-Sexual Alterity and the Play of Race

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines black women’s participation in BDSM and how these performances illustrate a complex and contradictory brokering of pain, pleasure, and power for the black female performer. I ... More


Pornography’s Play(ing) of Race

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 reads black women’s diverse performance of race play in contemporary American pornography, focusing on three sites of analysis. First, I discuss the performance of black female/white male ... More


Techno-Kink: Fucking Machines and Gendered, Racialized Technologies of Desire

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 interrogates the simultaneity of the “technologies” of sexuality, race, gender, pleasure, and visuality. Focusing my analysis on one popular contemporary U.S. hard-core BDSM pornography ... More


Kink and Cannibals: Or Why We Should Probably Ban American Football

Joseph J. Fischel

in Screw Consent: A Better Politics of Sexual Justice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295407
eISBN:
9780520968172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295407.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

As the first of two chapters describing the insufficiency of consent for adjudicating sex, this one makes the following arguments: (1) consent should not green-light any sexual conduct whatsoever, ... More


William Friedkin’s ‘Infernal Trilogy’: Contextualizing Cruising

Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

in Cruising

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348363
eISBN:
9781800850972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter Cruising is contextualized as part of an ‘infernal trilogy’, comprised of the subsequent To Live and Die in L.A. and Jade. Each film is set in a different American city and deals with ... More


Interracial Iterations and Internet In(ter)ventions

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 analyzes the adult entertainment industry niche of interracial pornography focusing on performances of (inter)racial aggression. I argue that BDSM becomes a critical lens for elucidating ... More


From Acts to Legitimacy: The Path of Social Decriminalization

Jill D. Weinberg

in Consensual Violence: Sex, Sports, and the Politics of Injury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290655
eISBN:
9780520964723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290655.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter charts the modern social histories of BDSM and MMA in the mid- to late-twentieth century. The social organization of these groups began on a similar path, that is, their activities ... More


Disruptive play

Alexandra Fanghanel

in Disrupting Rape Culture: Public Space, Sexuality and Revolt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781529202526
eISBN:
9781529202533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202526.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In recent years, BDSM communities and sexual practices have received increasing attention in academic circles and in popular discourse. Part one explores what happens at the threshold of kinky ... More


Use: Bottom/Slave

Joseph A. Marchal

in Appalling Bodies: Queer Figures Before and After Paul's Letters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190060312
eISBN:
9780190060343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060312.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 4 seeks another way to approach Onesimus, the enslaved figure and object of negotiation in Paul’s letter to Philemon. Onesimus is also the butt of another casual “joke,” this time about the ... More


BDSMSF(QF): Sadomasochistic Readings of Québécois Women's Science Fiction

Sylvie Bérard

in Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311352
eISBN:
9781846313882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313882.010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter discusses the level of sadism or cruelty in science fiction. It also focuses on the subgenre of BDSMSF, which is a combination of sadomasochism and science fiction. This subgenre ... More


Pornography Content

Emily F. Rothman

in Pornography and Public Health

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190075477
eISBN:
9780190075507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075477.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

There are now more than 90 categories of pornography on offer on mainstream Internet sites. This chapter argues that pornography is far from monolithic, which makes studying its impact complicated. ... More


Red and Yellow Coming Together: Interdiscursivity and Sexual Citizenship at International Mr. Leather

Rusty Barrett

in From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195390179
eISBN:
9780190676896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390179.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the language of speeches given at International Mr. Leather, an annual competition among gay leathermen. After giving an overview of gay leather subculture and leather contests, ... More


Sadomasochistic Assault

Stuart P. Green

in Criminalizing Sex: A Unified Liberal Theory

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197507483
eISBN:
9780197507513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507483.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers sadomasochistic assault. Although no offense in the criminal law is specifically labeled as such, this kind of conduct has been prosecuted under general (nonsexual) assault and ... More


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