Author: Katherine Harrison

Publisher: University of Chester

ISBN: 1908258411

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Pornography is no longer considered to be a single, homogenous 'thing'. Nor are debates about pornography limited to the reductive anti-porn versus anti-censorship controversies of the mid-twentieth century. Whether we like it or not, pornography today is out in the open, from the ubiquity of porn produced and consumed via the Internet to the mainstreaming of porn aesthetics and practices into mass media and everyday life. Pornography is therefore of central concern to social scientific, arts and humanities research that focuses on sexual freedoms and oppressions, empowerment, gender, feminism and postfeminism, queer identities, normative and non-normative bodies, politics and more. This book conceives of pornographies in the plural and its twelve chapters engage directly with porn across a range of media and from a variety of critical perspectives. From the conceptual importance of pornography in the feminist 'sex wars' to porn produced for female and/or queer sexual pleasure, via examinations of vaginal performance artists, fetish clinics, sexperts, amputee porn, barebacking, tattoos and Japanese erotica, this book illuminates the many ways in which pornographies may be understood in scholarship today.

Violence and Nonviolence

Pathways to Understanding

Author: Gregg Barak

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761926968

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

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Putting forth a reciprocal theory of violence and nonviolence, this book addresses virtually all forms of violence, from verbal abuse to genocide, and treats all of these expressions of violence as interpersonal, institutional, and structural phenomena. In the context of recovery and nonviolence, this book addresses peace and conflict studies, legal rights, and social justice, and various nonviolent movements and struggles for peace and justice.

Porn Studies

Author: Linda Williams

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822333128


Page: 516

View: 4611

In her pioneering book Hard Core, Linda Williams put moving-image pornography on the map of contemporary scholarship with her analysis of the most popular and enduring of all film and video genres. Now, fifteen years later, she showcases the next generation of critical thinking about pornography and signals new directions for study and teaching. Porn Studies resists the tendency to situate pornography as the outer limit of what can be studied and discussed. With revenues totaling between ten and fourteen billion dollars annually--more than the combined revenues of professional football, basketball, and baseball--visual, hard-core pornography is a central feature of American popular culture. It is time, Williams contends, for scholars to recognize this and give pornography a serious and extended analysis. The essays in this volume move beyond feminist debates and distinctions between a "good" erotica and a "bad" hard core. Contributors examine varieties of pornography from the tradition of the soft-core pin-up through the contemporary hard-core tradition of straight, gay, and lesbian videos and dvds to the burgeoning phenomenon of pornography on the Internet. They explore, as examples of the genre, individual works as divergent as The Starr Report, the pirated Tommy Lee/Pamela Anderson honeymoon video, and explicit Japanese "ladies' comics" consumed by women. They also probe difficult issues such as the sexualization of race and class and the relationship of pornography to the avant-garde. To take pornography seriously as an object of analysis also means teaching it. Porn Studies thus includes a useful annotated bibliography of readings and archival sources important to the study of pornography as a cultural form. Contributors. Heather Butler, Rich Cante, Jake Gerli, Minette Hillyer, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Despina Kakoudaki, Franklin Melendez, Ara Osterweil, Zabet Patterson, Constance Penley, Angelo Restivo, Eric Schaefer, Michael Sicinski, Deborah Shamoon, Maria St. John, Tom Waugh, Linda Williams

Cities and Sexualities

Author: Phil Hubbard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135174180

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 6940

Detailing the relationships between sexed bodies, sexual subjectivities and forms of intimacy, Cities and Sexualities explores the role of the city in shaping our sexual lives. At the same time, it describes how the actions of urban governors, city planners, the police and judiciary combine to produce cities in which some sexual proclivities and tastes are normalized and others excluded. In so doing, it maps out the diverse sexual landscapes of the city – from spaces of courtship, coupling and cohabitation through to sites of adult entertainment, prostitution, and pornography. Considering both the normative geographies of heterosexuality and monogamy, as well as urban geographies of radical/queer sex, this book provides a unique perspective on the relationship between sex and the city.


Author: Claudine Potvin

Publisher: Québec : L'Instant même



Page: 129

View: 8301

La pornographie, la "forme de fiction la plus politique"? Second recueil de nouvelles de l'auteure dans lequel, une fois encore, la sexualité dans toutes ses variantes occupe une place de choix. S. Pouliot n'a pas beaucoup apprécié l'impressionnisme flou et plutôt abstrait des 18 textes. Elle a noté l'approche féministe, le plaidoyer contre la "pédophilie généralisée", etc. [SDM].

James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity

Author: Katherine Mullin,Senior Lecturer in English Literature Katherine Mullin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521827515

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 5596

In James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity, Katherine Mullin offers a richly detailed account of Joyce's lifelong battle against censorship. Through prodigious archival research, Mullin shows Joyce responding to Edwardian ideologies of social purity by accentuating the 'contentious' or 'offensive' elements in his work. Ulysses, A Portrait and Dubliners each meticulously subvert purity discourse. This important and highly original book will change the way Joyce is read and offers crucial insights into the sexual politics of Modernism.

Sex exposed

sexuality and the pornography debate

Author: Lynne Segal

Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr


Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 7187

Essays by well-known feminists explore the issues of feminism and censorship, anti-pornography feminism, and the tendency of recent feminist debates about sexuality to focus on questions relating to pornography


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

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The grim phoenix

reconstructing Thomas Pynchon

Author: William M. Plater

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 6380

Lines of flight

discursive time and countercultural desire in the work of Thomas Pynchon

Author: Stefan Mattessich

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

View: 1716

An overview of the work of Pynchon and its relationship to the counterculture of the 60s, 70s and 80s.


Short Stories

Author: Christopher Grimes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983195658

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 796

This edition is the short story version of the novel, The Pornographers, and is sold only on Jaded Ibis website, or free with purchase of The Pornographers by Christopher Grimes. Contact the publisher for more information: questions at Jaded Ibis Productions dot com From take-off to landing, these linked stories move at the speed of sound through post 9-11 angst, yoga, bureaucratic helplessness, marriage, collective public insecurity and family. A group of minor bureaucrats operating under the unfunded directive of "Homeland Security" try to start a commercial pornography site in order to generate revenue for their city. Their research into the porn industry does in fact suggest it as a viable solution to their economic woes. Meanwhile their wives threaten to follow a guru to India in search of their own inner security. Pornographies humorously lays bare serious and real concerns about 21st Century America.

Words about Words

Author: David Grambs

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780070240483

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 409

View: 8213

Defines and provides quotations that illustrate the use of words related to writing, editing, and publishing