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dc.contributor.authorTan, Bridget Wei Jing
dc.contributor.authorLeong, Eudy Wan Ting
dc.contributor.authorOng, Si Rong
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-01T00:05:25Z
dc.date.available2019-07-01T00:05:25Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/78818
dc.description.abstractThis research explores the stigma faced by practitioners who are involved in sexually deviant practices of bondage, domination, submission/sadism, masochism (BDSM) in Singapore. Drawing on in-depth interviews conducted with members of the Singapore BDSM community, SG Learn and Play (SLAP!), we gathered and analysed data about BDSM practitioners’ personal encounters with stigma and their stigma management strategies. The data revealed that BDSM practitioners distanced themselves from stigmatisation by employing stigma management strategies such as concealment or selective disclosure, thus were rarely stigmatized by those whom they revealed their BDSM lifestyle to. In addition, the BDSM community is an important source for its practitioners to obtain emotional and practical support. Our findings suggest that due to the unique position of BDSM whereby it is technically legal yet not socially accepted in Singapore, the BDSM community employs a stigma management strategy which we termed as “pragmatic inconspicuity”.en_US
dc.format.extent31 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Sociologyen_US
dc.titleTied up in a sticky situation : identity disclosure and stigma management strategies of BDSM practitioners in Singaporeen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorMonamie Bhadra Hainesen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Arts in Sociologyen_US
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