Why do people submit to authority and even derive pleasure from the power others have over them? What is the appeal of domination and submission, and why are they so prevalent in erotic life? Why is it so difficult for men and women to meet as equals? Why indeed do they continue to recapitulate the positions of master and slave? In "the Bonds of Love" the author makes use of feminist criticism and reinterpretations of psychoanalytic theory to consider anew the problem of domination, of individual development, gender ...

The Bonds of Love 1990, Virago Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781853811104

Mass-market paperback

The Bonds of Love 1988, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780394551333