Reserch into Japanese rope bondage

Message received from a reseacher looking into western perspectives on japanese rope bondage.

Full message below.

jane
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My name is Vendela Procope and currently I am doing my BA dissertation at Goldsmiths University of London on ‘Western’ use of Shibari/Kinbaku (Japanese Rope Bondage) and how they ‘make sense’ out of it, how they understand it for themselves as well as others.

There is a lot of academic work on S/M but not at all the same amount on the specific Bondage, and certainly not very much of the Shibari/Kinbaku element. During 2010 and 2011 I will conduct interviews with Shibari and Kinbaku-practitioners concerning their practices and how they see their relationship to rope.

The research will also concern the discourses found on internet, more specifically Fetlife and ForumBondage, in regards to what Shibari/Kinbaku ‘is’ and what ‘it is not’, as well as exploring issues such as tactility, identity and power

Except for work by Ernulf and Innala on Sexual Bondage (published 1995) I have not found anything specifically on Bondage so would now like to ask if there is any one who know any other academic work which could be of use?

My email is vendelaprocope@gmail.com

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