Sex, Violence and the Body

The Erotics of Wounding

  • Viv Burr
  • Jeff Hearn

About this book


This unique book examines the relationship between wounding and sexuality, bringing together issues around sexuality, gender, power, violence and representations. Drawing on a range of disciplines including cultural and media studies, sociology and psychology, it explores social practices such as S&M, cosmetic surgery and 'extreme' sports.


emotion gender psychology Sex sociology Sport transformation violence women

Editors and affiliations

  • Viv Burr
    • 1
  • Jeff Hearn
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University of HuddersfieldUK
  2. 2.University of HuddersfieldUK
  3. 3.Linköping UniversitySweden
  4. 4.Sweden and Swedish School of EconomicsFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36182-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-22839-9
  • About this book