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Author Weinberg, Jill D.,
Title Consensual violence : sex, sports, and the politics of injury / Jill D. Weinberg.
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]

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Author Weinberg, Jill D.,
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.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
University of California (System). Regents,
Description 1 online resource
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "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.
Note Title from PDF file title page (viewed 12 August 2016).
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 31, 2017).
ISBN 9780520964723 (electronic book)
0520964721 (electronic book)
9780520290655 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
OCLC # 933211572
Additional Format Print version: Weinberg, Jill D., author. Consensual violence Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] 9780520290655 (DLC) 2015048378.

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