Mediated Sex: Pornography and Postmodern Culture / Edition 1

Mediated Sex: Pornography and Postmodern Culture / Edition 1

by Brian McNair
     
 

ISBN-10: 0340614285

ISBN-13: 9780340614280

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Hodder Arnold


Mediated sex is about the proliferation of sexual discourse in all its variants, from pornography as narrowly defined to the "s/m chic" of advertising and the art of Jeff Koons and Madonna. It examines the place of these representations in late-20th century, post-HIV and AIDS culture, and in the context of the history of sexual representation from Greek antiquity…  See more details below

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Mediated sex is about the proliferation of sexual discourse in all its variants, from pornography as narrowly defined to the "s/m chic" of advertising and the art of Jeff Koons and Madonna. It examines the place of these representations in late-20th century, post-HIV and AIDS culture, and in the context of the history of sexual representation from Greek antiquity onward. With extensive reference to examples drawn from the US and the UK, Mediated Sex attempts to make sense of and assess the many contradictory and conflicting claims made about the impact of sexual representation on individuals and societies. those

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340614280
Publisher:
Hodder Arnold
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1Sex, society and the media1
2A brief socio-sexual history of the late twentieth century9
3'Let's talk about sex, babee...' sex and the public sphere22
4Sexual representation, from antiquity to the Internet: history, definition, regulation41
5The harms pornography does: causes and effects60
6Consuming pornography: uses, gratifications and meanings89
7Pornography today108
8Art to porn to pop: the pornographication of the mainstream137
9Mediated sex: backlash or progress?170
Bibliography176
Index189

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