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Consensual Violence: Sex, Sports, and the Politics of Injury by Jill D. Weinberg PDF

By Jill D. Weinberg

during this novel method of figuring out consent, Jill D. Weinberg offers case reports of actions within which individuals interact in violent acts: aggressive combined martial arts (MMA) and sexual sadism and masochism (BDSM). contributors in either instances assent to damage and thereby have interaction in a sort of social decriminalization, utilizing the language of consent to render their activities legally and socially tolerable. but, those actions are taken care of otherwise below felony battery legislations: activities, together with MMA, are usually absolved from the cost of felony battery, while BDSM frequently represents a contravention of felony battery law.

utilizing interviews and ethnographic statement, Weinberg argues that the place legislations authorizes a person’s consent to an task, as in MMA, consent isn't really meaningfully built or regulated by way of the members themselves. against this, the place legislations prohibits a person’s consent to an task, as in BDSM, contributors actively build and keep watch over consent.

A synthesis of legal legislation and ethnography, Consensual Violence is a desirable account of ways consent is framed between members engaged in violent acts and lays the foundation for a sociological figuring out of the method of decriminalization.

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