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  1. What We Talk About When We Talk About Porn : a Meta-­‐critical Analysis of Moving Image Porn Studies Discourse Since 1989


    URL/Identifizierer http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/7387/1/Culleton_MA_S2011.pdf
    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Hochschulschriften>>
    UrheberCulleton, Shawna Plischke
    Verleger Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2011
    Umfang 110 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmtheorie; Pornographie
    Freie Schlagworte FW Porn Studies
    Beschreibung This thesis is a meta-­critical analysis of the “forever emerging” field of moving image
    pornography studies (porn studies) beginning with Linda William’s Hard Core (1989), a seminal text in
    the field of film and video porn criticism. Specifically, this research examines moving image porn studies discourse that addresses implicitly or explicitly the question: How are we affected by pornography? This thesis demonstrates that porn studies scholars have a tendency to over-­‐emphasize pornography’s presumed effect as the dominant force pushing us towards either social degradation and dehumanization or freedom and equality. In other words, sexual inequality and discrimination is the disease and pornography is constructed within porn studies discourse as either the cause or the cure.
    My literature review presents existing meta-­critical investigations of porn studies discourse. The
    thesis then proceeds to examine a selection of porn studies scholarship that features power and fear, monstrous metaphors and warns about pornography’s harmful effects, and examine porn studies discourse that contains language and ideas related to pleasure and truth and anticipates pornography’s liberatory
    potential. Finally, in my conclusion in a self-­conscious methodological shift, I descend from the
    meta-­analytic to the analytic and describe and examine what I am calling “authentic” pornography
    whose production, marketing and content attempts to embody the ideologies of sex-­positive (feminist) discourse, with an emphasis on consent, mutuality, respect and authentic sexual experience. Integrating
    advocacy of this nature into my conclusion serves as one pointer to future research directions in this
    burgeoning field of porn studies." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturCHAPTER ONE: WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PORN; CHAPTER TWO: PORN STUDIES IS A STORY ABOUT POWER AND FEAR; CHAPTER THREE: PORN STUDIES IS A STORY ABOUT TRUTH AND PLEASURE; CONCLUSION AND CODA
    Themen FWFilm>>Theorie, Methodik, Didaktik
    RVK FWAP 45000
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik
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    zeitlicher Bezugzeitlich übergreifend / unabhängig>>
    SpracheEnglisch