Mediated Sex: Pornography and Postmodern Culture / Edition 1

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340614280
  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Sex, society and the media 1
2 A brief socio-sexual history of the late twentieth century 9
3 'Let's talk about sex, babee...' sex and the public sphere 22
4 Sexual representation, from antiquity to the Internet: history, definition, regulation 41
5 The harms pornography does: causes and effects 60
6 Consuming pornography: uses, gratifications and meanings 89
7 Pornography today 108
8 Art to porn to pop: the pornographication of the mainstream 137
9 Mediated sex: backlash or progress? 170
Bibliography 176
Index 189
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