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Våld(samt) härligt - Fyra djupintervjuer om meningsskapande kring BDSM- utövning

Halvarsson, Sophia LU (2012) GNVK01 20121
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
The intention of this thesis is to explore how four self-defined BDSM practitioners describe and understand their practices. Furthermore, I want to explore if their point of view can help us to understand BDSM in other terms than violence and battery. The interviews are semi structured and were done through instant messaging. By using grounded theory method it turned up that the informants described different needs linked to a feeling of well being such as; sexual needs, social protection in terms of a safe and calm environment, social needs such as acceptance, self-esteem and a feeling of self-fulfilling activity. By mentioning hegemonic discourses for normal and good, love, care, affection, free will and equality between the... (More)
The intention of this thesis is to explore how four self-defined BDSM practitioners describe and understand their practices. Furthermore, I want to explore if their point of view can help us to understand BDSM in other terms than violence and battery. The interviews are semi structured and were done through instant messaging. By using grounded theory method it turned up that the informants described different needs linked to a feeling of well being such as; sexual needs, social protection in terms of a safe and calm environment, social needs such as acceptance, self-esteem and a feeling of self-fulfilling activity. By mentioning hegemonic discourses for normal and good, love, care, affection, free will and equality between the participants, the informants made a clear distinction between BDSM and violence. Descriptions of communicative relationships over time where boundaries are set before a session, which also create trust and tender care afterwards the guarantee a positive experience. Those are ingredients that amplify this understanding. The informants’ way of describing their activities shows that BDSM is not equivalent with violence and battery, since violence should be understood as something done without consent, rather than a series of specific actions against the physical body. (Less)
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Halvarsson, Sophia LU
supervisor
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GNVK01 20121
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Genusvetenskap, BDSM, Våld, Sexhierarki, Semantik/Semiotik Gender Studies, Violence, Sex/Gender system, Semantics/Semiotics
language
Swedish
id
2632852
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2012-11-14 10:15:11
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2012-11-14 10:15:11
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  abstract     = {The intention of this thesis is to explore how four self-defined BDSM practitioners describe and understand their practices. Furthermore, I want to explore if their point of view can help us to understand BDSM in other terms than violence and battery. The interviews are semi structured and were done through instant messaging. By using grounded theory method it turned up that the informants described different needs linked to a feeling of well being such as; sexual needs, social protection in terms of a safe and calm environment, social needs such as acceptance, self-esteem and a feeling of self-fulfilling activity. By mentioning hegemonic discourses for normal and good, love, care, affection, free will and equality between the participants, the informants made a clear distinction between BDSM and violence. Descriptions of communicative relationships over time where boundaries are set before a session, which also create trust and tender care afterwards the guarantee a positive experience. Those are ingredients that amplify this understanding. The informants’ way of describing their activities shows that BDSM is not equivalent with violence and battery, since violence should be understood as something done without consent, rather than a series of specific actions against the physical body.},
  author       = {Halvarsson, Sophia},
  keyword      = {Genusvetenskap,BDSM,Våld,Sexhierarki,Semantik/Semiotik Gender Studies,Violence,Sex/Gender system,Semantics/Semiotics},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Våld(samt) härligt - Fyra djupintervjuer om meningsskapande kring BDSM- utövning},
  year         = {2012},
}