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Author Weinberg, Jill D., author
Title Consensual violence : sex, sports, and the politics of injury / Jill D. Weinberg
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  K579.I6 W45 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020505731
Descript viii, 147 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-138) and index
Preamble: a chokehold -- Consensual violence and the politics of injury -- From acts to legitimacy: the path of social decriminalization -- Devising rules and norms, creating a culture of consent -- Enforcing and rationalizing rule violations -- Transforming consensual violence through a legal register -- The social embeddedness of consent -- Conclusion: consensual violence reimagined
"In this novel approach to understanding consent, Jill D. Weinberg features two case studies where groups engage in seemingly violent acts: competitive mixed martial arts and sexual sadomasochism. These activities are similar in that consenting to injury is central to the activity, and participants of both activities have to engage in a form of social decriminalization, leveraging the legal authority imbued in the language of consent as a way to render their activities legally and socially tolerable. Yet, these activities are treated differently under criminal battery law. Using interviews with participants and ethnographic observation, Weinberg argues that where law authorizes a person's consent to an activity, consent is not meaningfully regulated or constructed by the participants themselves. In contrast, where law prohibits a person's consent to an activity, participants actively construct and regulate consent. This difference demonstrates that law can make consent less consensual. Synthesizing criminal law and ethnography, Consensual Violence is a fascinating account of how consent gets created and carried out among participants and lays the groundwork for a sociology of consent and a more sociological understanding of processes of decriminalization."--Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Weinberg, Jill D., author. Consensual violence Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] 9780520964723
Subject Consent (Law) -- Case studies
Sadomasochism -- Social aspects -- Case studies
Sadomasochism -- Law and legislation -- Case studies
Mixed martial arts -- Social aspects -- Case studies
Mixed martial arts -- Law and legislation -- Case studies
Violence -- Social aspects -- Case studies
Decriminalization -- Social aspects -- Case studies
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