Feminism and Pornography / Edition 1

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This vibrant collection expands the parameters of the feminist debate on pornography. In an effort to move away from the divisive frameworks in feminist disputes over pornography, this volume seeks to understand what pornography means to those who consume it, fight against it, and work within it. By opening up a space for divergent points of view to address the complexity of sexual material, this book seeks to forge solidarity among academics, activists, and sex workers from diverse social and political contexts. Feminism and Pornography explores a wide range of contentious issues, including how the meaning of pornography is shaped by changing historical and political realities; the role law should play, if any, in the sex industry; whether union organizing can change the working conditions in the sex industry; and how sexually explicit literature, videos, art, and music can promote sexual freedom. Contributors include such influential writers as Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Catherine MacKinnon, and Andrea Dworkin.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198782506
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/22/2000
  • Series: Oxford Readings in Feminism Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Drucilla Cornell is Professor of Law, Political Science, and Women's Studies at Rutgers University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction, Dorchen Leidholdt
Anti-Pornography Feminism
Against the Male Flood: Censorship, Pornography and Equality, Andrea Dworkin
Pornography and Grief, Andrea Dworkin
Pornography and Rape: A Causal Model, Diana Russell
Defamation and Discrimination, Catharine A. MacKinnon
Pornography: An Exchange-Comment/Reply, Ronald Dworkin and Catharine A. MacKinnon
The Roar on the other Side of Silence, Catharine A. MacKinnon
Suffering and Speech, Andrea Dworkin
Questioning Moralism
Not a Moral issue, Catharine A. MacKinnon
The Mirror of Pornography, Wendy Brown
The Obscenity Prosecution of 2 Live Crew, Kimberle Crenshaw
On the Question of Pornography and Sexual Violence: Moving Beyond Cause and Effect, Deborah Cameron and Elizabeth Frazer
The Politics of Postmodern Feminism: lessons from the Anti-Porn Campaign, Mary Jo Frug
It's Merely Designed for Sexual Arousal: Interrogating the Indefensibility of Lesbian Smut, Becki Ross
Avoiding Constitutional Depression: Bad Attitudes and the Fate of Butler, Anne Scales
On Prostitution: Two Broadsheets and a Statement, Italian Manifesto
A Historical and Cultural Analysis of Sexuality, Imperialism and Modernity
Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity, 1500-1800, Lynn Hunt
The Colonial Harem: Images of a Suberoticism, Malek Alloula
Erotic Autonomy as a Politics of Decolonization: An Anatomy of Feminist and State Practice in the Bahamas Tourist Industry, Jacqui Alexander
Looking for Women's Rights in the Rainbow: Pornography, Censorship and the 'New' South Africa, Lliane Loots
We are Women Too: Prostitution After the Cuban Revolution, Victoria Ortiz
Breaking Open the Ground of Sex and Gender
Seducing Women into a 'Lifestyle and Vaginal Fisting': Lesbian Sex Gets Virtually Dangerous, Amber Hollibaugh
Just Looking for Trouble: Robert Maplethorpe and Fantasies About Race, Kobena Mercer
Good Girls look the Other Way, Bell Hooks
The Force of Fantasy: Feminism, Maplethorpe and Discursive Excess, Judith Butler
Love Me, Master, Love Me, Son, Rey Chow
Erotic Hope, Feminine Sexuality and the Beginnings of Sexual Freedom
Polemical Preface: Pornography in the Service of Women, Angela Carter
Porn in the USA, Candida Royalle
Pornography's Temptation, Drucilla Cornell
Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power, Audre Lorde
Lovers and Workers: Screening the Body in Post-Communist Hungarian Cinema, Catherine Portuges
What We're Rolling Around in Bed With, Amber Hollibaugh and Cherrie Moraga
Porn, Alice Walker
Little Hungarian Pornography, Peter Esterhazy
El Salvador, Mission Statement, Flora Di Peidra
Prostitution in Latin America and the Caribbean, Zooraida Ramirez Rodriguez
From Research to Action, Siriporn Skrobanek, Nattaya Boonpakdi and Chutima Janthakeero
Editing Pornography, Isabell Barker

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