Anti/pro/critical porn studies

Smith, Clarissa and Attwood, Feona (2014) Anti/pro/critical porn studies. Porn Studies, 1 (1-2). pp. 7-23. ISSN 2326-8743

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Abstract

In this introductory article we explore contemporary debates about the ‘critical’ study of pornography in relation to ‘anti-porn’, ‘pro-porn’, ‘sex-positive’ and ‘sex-critical’ approaches, and the recent reframing of pornography and sex more generally in relation to postfeminism and neoliberalism. The article reviews emerging work in porn studies, discusses the importance of developing a critical examination of the porn industries, and introduces the contributions that comprise this first issue. We end with some thoughts on nomenclature.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Media > Cinema and Film
Media > Film
Media > Media and Cultural Studies
Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences
Divisions: Creative and Cultural Practices Beacon > Media and Cultural Studies Workstream
Faculty of Arts Design and Media
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Depositing User: Clarissa Smith
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 15:38
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 15:38
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/6102

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