Hard Core: Power, Pleasure, and the

Hard Core: Power, Pleasure, and the "Frenzy of the Visible", Expanded edition / Edition 1

by Linda Williams
     
 


In this now-classic study, Linda Williams moves beyond the impasse of the anti-porn/anti-censorship debate to analyze what hard-core film pornography is and does—as a genre with a history, as a specific cinematic form, and as part of contemporary discourse on sexuality. For the 1999 edition, Williams has written a new preface and a new epilogue, "On/scenities… See more details below

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In this now-classic study, Linda Williams moves beyond the impasse of the anti-porn/anti-censorship debate to analyze what hard-core film pornography is and does—as a genre with a history, as a specific cinematic form, and as part of contemporary discourse on sexuality. For the 1999 edition, Williams has written a new preface and a new epilogue, "On/scenities," illustrated with 25 photographs. She has also added a supplementary bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520219434
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/27/1999
Edition description:
ENL
Pages:
398
Sales rank:
511,159
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
1Speaking Sex: "The Indiscreet Jewels"1
2Prehistory: The "Frenzy of the Visible"34
3The Stag Film: Genital Show and Genital Event58
4Fetishism and Hard Core: Marx, Freud, and the "Money Shot"93
5Generic Pleasures: Number and Narrative120
6Hard-Core Utopias: Problems and Solutions153
7Power, Pleasure, and Perversion: Sadomasochistic Film Pornography184
8Sequels and Re-Visions: "A Desire of One's Own"229
Conclusion265
Epilogue280
Notes317
Works Cited341
Supplementary Bibliography355
Index361

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