Aiken Language of Pain A Philosophical Study of BDSM Annotated Bibliography

 create an annotated bibliography for your research paper. This annotated bibliography will serve three functions:1) It provides the correct works cited entry for each source you reference in your research paper.2) It provides a small summary and evaluation of each source that shows you have thoroughly read each source and thoughtfully considered why it would be a strong source to reference in your research paper. 3) Your annotated bibliography will serve as your works cited page that needs to go at the end of your final research paper. You will just need to copy and paste your revised annotated bibliography (after receiving back my feedback) onto the next page following the conclusion to your final research paper.With these functions in mind, I am requiring you to compose an annotated bibliography that contains two elements for each source:The first element will be the correct works cited entry for your source in MLA format.The second element will be an evaluative annotation for every research source that provides a short summary of the source as well as your evaluation of its usefulness based on three different factors: degree of advocacy, credibility of the author, and reliability of the source itself.Remember, you must provide both of these elements for each source you plan to use in your research paper. The following handout attached to this section provides all of the information you will need to create each element for all of your sources.You are required to have an MLA heading for this assignment, and I want you to title this assignment Annotated Bibliography (in plain Times New Roman 12 pt font / no special touches). Remember, as previously mentioned in this folder, you must list the sources in your annotated bibliography alphabetically by the first word. Start with the author’s name, if available, or the editor’s name. If no author or editor is given, start with the title of the article.This annotated bibliography counts as a short assignment and is worth a total of 100 points. You must use at least five sources for your research paper, so each full source annotation is worth 20 points. You receive 10 points based on the quality of each works cited entry and 10 points based on the quality of each evaluative annotation.**I have attached an example of what is expected of each source. I also included one of the sources that I used. Feel free to include it. The topic all of this is based around the questions in the screenshot.

The Steps Involved in Creating the Works Cited Entry and the Evaluative Annotation for Each of your Sources

 

Create the Works Cited Entry for your Source

 

In order to create the correct works cited entry for each source, you will need to rely on the formulas provided within the EasyWriter Seventh Edition Handbook, on pages 137-138. You may use print sources in your literary research paper, but based on the fact that this is an online class, I assume the majority of you will need to refer to the different examples under the “Digital Written-Word Sources” category.

The process of creating your works cited entry for each source is as follows:

  • First, determine which category (“Print Books” ; “Print Periodicals” ; “Digital WrittenWord Sources” ; “Visual, Audio, Multimedia, and Live Sources” ; “Other Sources (Including Digital Versions)”) your source falls under. Again, I predict that most of you will be referring to the “Digital Written-Word Sources” category for the majority, if not all, of your sources.
  • Second, looking underneath that category, determine which item within the list matches your type of source (Is it a short work from a website? Is it a digital book? Is it a work from a database? etc.)
  • Third, once you determine which item matches your source, turn to the page number given next to that item. For example, if my source is a work from a database then I would turn to page 149 because that is the page number given right next to that item.
  • Fourth, review the provided formula that tells you exactly what information you need to provide from that source and in what order.
  • Fifth, as you will see for all sources that have an author or authors, you always need to provide the author or authors’ names first in your entry. You must understand that the format in which you provide your author or authors’ names changes based on the number of authors you have, which is why it is critical for you to identify how many authors wrote the source. Refer to page 140 in the EasyWriter Seventh Edition Handbook to see which format you need to arrange your author names in based on how many authors wrote the source. This page even tells you what to do if your source does not provide an author or the author is an entire organization.
  • Sixth, after determining which way you need to arrange your author(s)’ names, follow the formula provided to you as discussed in the previous fourth step to complete your works cited entry.
  • Finally, make sure that your works cited entry is double-spaced and that you use hanging indents when necessary. As you can see in the example works cited entry given below, the entry starts flush with the left-hand margin, but then every subsequent line is indented one-half inch. Hanging indents are important because this method provides the reader with a visual for when one works cited entry ends and another begins.

 

Example Works Cited Entry:

Ying Li, et al. “Needs and Preferences Regarding Sex Education Among Chinese College Students: A Preliminary Study.” International Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 30, no.

3, Sept. 2004, pp. 128–133. Academic Search Premiere, doi:10.1363/3012804.

**Important Note: In your final annotated bibliography, you must list the sources in your annotated bibliography alphabetically by the first word. Start with the author’s name, if available, or the editor’s name. If no author or editor is given, start with the title of the article.

 

Create the Annotation for your Source

 

The following information presents a model evaluative annotation for a source by Sasha Ambramsky found within the journal titled The Nation:

The author presents the image of American poverty in 2012 with examples from various families living in poverty. The author explores the conditions that make up the new recession and suggests that people in America notice the scale of the issue and take action to solve it (Summary). The author advocates poverty reform and shows bias toward the interests of lowincome families. He acknowledges other perspectives on the issue respectfully (Degree of Advocacy). Abramsky is a freelance journalist with experience in several magazines and newspapers. He has written several books on the topic of poverty (Credibility). The Nation is one of the oldest-running magazines in the United States and contains opinions on politics and culture (Reliability). I plan on using this source to support my claim that, in reality, the majority of Americans are still living within a recession (Usefulness).

Your evaluative annotations need to adhere to the following criteria:

  • 1) You need to provide your evaluative annotation underneath the works cited entry for each source.
  • 2) While your works cited entry needs to be double-spaced, your evaluative annotation paragraph needs to be single-spaced.
  • 3) Each evaluative annotation must be at least 120 words.
  • 4) You need to label each required part of the annotation-summary, degree of advocacy, credibility, reliability, and usefulness just like the model annotation above shows.
  • The list below provides some helpful questions for the type of information I am looking for in each required part.

 

    • Summary = You need to provide a sentence or two providing an objective summary of the article or source (What idea does the author explore in the article and how does he or she explore it? What does the author suggest to the reader and why?)
    • Degree of Advocacy = You need to provide a sentence or two discussing what the author is advocating (supporting or recommending) and if he or she shows bias and/or acknowledges different perspectives (is able to view the issue or topic from multiple perspectives)
    • Credibility = You need to provide a sentence or two discussing the author’s credentials and experience (Who is the author and what are his or her credentials? Does he or she have experience in this field? How do you know?)
    • Reliability = You need to provide a sentence or two discussing why this source is so reliable (How long has the publication existed? Is it a peer reviewed publication? Who publishes this source?)
    • Usefulness = You need to provide a sentence or two discussing why you will use this source in your paper or how you plan to use it (Why is this an important source for your paper? What supporting point may this source connect to?)

 

Model Annotated Bibliography Entry

 

Ambramsky, Sasha. “The Reality of American Poverty.” The Nation, vol. 12, no. 8, Sept. 2010, pp. 120–135. Academic Search Premiere, doi:10.1363/3012807.

The author presents the image of American poverty in 2012 with examples from various families living in poverty. The author explores the conditions that make up the new recession and suggests that people in America notice the scale of the issue and take action to solve it (Summary). The author advocates poverty reform and shows bias toward the interests of low- income families. He acknowledges other perspectives on the issue respectfully (Degree of Advocacy). Abramsky is a freelance journalist with experience in several magazines and newspapers. He has written several books on the topic of poverty (Credibility). The Nation is one of the oldest-running magazines in the United States and contains opinions on politics and culture (Reliability). I plan on using this source to support my claim that, in reality, the majority of Americans are still living within a recession (Usefulness).

Thomas, Jeremy N. “BDSM as Trauma Play: An Autoethnographic Investigation.” Sexualities, vol. 23, no. 5-6, 2019, pp. 917–933., doi:10.1177/1363460719861800.

The author presents the concept of BDSM which focuses on incorporating trauma into BDSM activities such as “play” or scenes. The author explores the conditions that surround why someone would engage in activities that focus or center around their trauma abuse; he gives a brief synopsis into scholarly discussions surrounding the topic including elements that discuss therapy and the embodiment of what is being performed or engaged in. Following this though, the author discusses the autoethnographic approach that they took in order to understand their own trauma play experiences and to call to action a need for further research into how it impacts BDSM practitioners (Summary). The author discusses work from other academic journals that documents the healing and therapeutic dimensions of trauma play. The author advocates for trauma play as a form of therapy but displays a bias towards it as he uses it to help cope with his own past abuse. He acknowledges other perspectives on the issue respectfully (Degree of Advocacy). Thomas is the “Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Associate Professor of Sociology at Idaho State University, as well as a Research Affiliate with the Center for Positive Sexuality” (Thomas) (Credibility). This article was written by the author to introduce the idea of trauma play as a form of coping with previous trauma abuse, discuss the limited work and research done to explore or contribute to the topic, and call for more systematic research to be collected in order for others to understand the significance of this form of play for therapeutic approaches (Reliability). I plan on using this source to support my claim that individuals will engage in BDSM activities directly related to their former trauma as a means of coping therapeutically with their traumatic background (Usefulness).

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