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Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity

Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity

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by Robert Jensen
     
 

ISBN-10: 089608776X

ISBN-13: 2900896087766

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: South End Press

Pornography is big business, a multi-billion dollar industry. It also makes for complicated politics. Anti-pornography arguments are frequently dismissed as patently "anti-sex" -and ultimately "anti-feminist"-silencing at the gate a critical discussion of pornography's relationship to violence against women and even what it means to be a "real man." In his most

Overview

Pornography is big business, a multi-billion dollar industry. It also makes for complicated politics. Anti-pornography arguments are frequently dismissed as patently "anti-sex" -and ultimately "anti-feminist"-silencing at the gate a critical discussion of pornography's relationship to violence against women and even what it means to be a "real man." In his most personal and difficult book to date, Robert Jensen launches a powerful critique of mainstream pornography that promises to reignite one of the fiercest debates in contemporary feminism. At once alarming and thought-provoking, Getting Off asks tough but crucial questions about pornography, manhood, and paths toward genuine social justice.

About the Author:
Robert Jensen is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900896087766
Publisher:
South End Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200

Table of Contents


Our First Glance In The Mirror: The Rowdy Boys     1
Introduction
Masculinity: [Andrea and Jim]     5
Pornography: [The Paradox in the Mirror]     13
Masculinity
Where we are stuck: [Playing King of the Hill]     21
Pornography
A pornographic world: [What is Normal?]     37
Pornography as mirror: [Content]     51
Choices, his and hers: [Production]     79
We are what we masturbate to: [Consumption]     97
Getting nasty: [Ariana Jollee and Laura David]     121
Not-masculinity
Where we need to go: [More than Just Johns]     133
Conclusion
Pornography: [What is Sexuality for?]     153
Masculinity: [What Can Men Do?]     165
Our Last Glance In The Mirror: The Sad Men     185
Endnotes     186
A bibliographic note     195
Acknowledgments     197

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