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Description - Pornography by Rebecca Sullivan

Written for a broad audience and grounded in cutting-edge, contemporary scholarship, this volume addresses some of the key questions asked about pornography today. What is it? For whom is it produced? What sorts of sexualities does it help produce? Why should we study it, and what should be the most urgent issues when we do? What does it mean when we talk about pornography as violence? What could it mean if we discussed pornography through frameworks of consent, self-determination and performance?

This book places the arguments from conservative and radical anti-porn activists against the challenges coming from a new generation of feminist and queer porn performers and educators. Combining sensitive and detailed discussion of case studies with careful attention to the voices of those working in pornography, it provides scholars, activists and those hoping to find new ways of understanding sexuality with the first overview of the histories and futures of pornography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745651941
ISBN-10: 0745651941
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rebecca Sullivan

Rebecca Sullivan is a Professor at the University of Calgary, specializing in gender and popular culture. Alan McKee is a Professor and Associate Dean (Research and Development) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney

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