Gift Guide Making Sense of Online Pornography

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Pornography has always been central to debates about sex and emerging new media technologies. Today, debate is increasingly focused on online pornographies. This collection examines pornography's significance as a focus of definition, debate, and myth; its development as a mainstream entertainment industry; and the emergence of the new economy of Porn 2.0, and of new types of porn labor and professionalism. It looks at porn style behind the scenes of straight hardcore, in gay, lesbian, and queer pornographies, in shock sites, and in amateur erotica, and investigates the rise of the online porn fan community, the sex blogger, the erotic rate-me site and the visual cultures of swingers. Treating these developments as part of a broader set of economic and cultural transformations, this book argues that new porn practices reveal much about contemporary and competing views of sex and the self, the real and the body, culture, and commerce.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433102073
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Series: media
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Porn Studies: From Social Problem to Cultural Practice Feona Attwood Attwood, Feona 1

Pt. 1 Porn Practices

1 Online Obscenity and Myths of Freedom: Dangerous Images, Child Porn, and Neoliberalism Stephen Maddison Maddison, Stephen 17

2 Child Pornography: Classifications and Conceptualizations Adam Stapleton Stapleton, Adam 34

3 Debbie Does Dallas Again and Again: Pornography, Technology, and Market Innovation David Slayden Slayden, David 54

4 Porn 2.0? Technology, Social Practice, and the New Online Porn Industry Sharif Mowlabocus Mowlabocus, Sharif 69

5 "Younger, paler, decidedly less straight": The New Porn Professionals Feona Attwood Attwood, Feona 88

Pt. 2 Porn Styles

6 Behind the Scenes of Straight Pleasure Sanna Harma Harma, Sanna Joakim Stolpe Stolpe, Joakim 107

7 Horrorporn/Pornhorror: The Problematic Communities and Contexts of Online Shock Imagery Steven Jones Jones, Steven 123

8 Good Amateurs: Erotica Writing and Notions of Quality Susanna Paasonen Paasonen, Susanna 138

9 Gay for Pay, Gay For(e)play: The Politics of Taxonomy and Authenticity in LGBTQ Online Porn Jennifer Moorman Moorman, Jennifer 155

Pt. 3 Porn Cultures

10 Widening the Glory Hole: The Discourse of Online Porn Fandom Simon Lindgren Lindgren, Simon 171

11 The New World Dream and the Female Itch: Sex Blogging and Lolita Costume Play in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China Katrien Jacobs Jacobs, Katrien 186

12 "How Do I Rate?": Web Sites and Gendered Erotic Looking Glasses Dennis D. Waskul Waskul, Dennis D. Cheryl L. Radeloff Radeloff, Cheryl L. 202

13 Beyond "Key Parties" and "Wife Swapping": The Visual Culture of Online SwingingAlison Rooke Rooke, Alison Monica G. Moreno Figueroa Figueroa, Monica G. Moreno 217

Conclusion: Toward the Study of Online Porn Cultures and Practices Feona Attwood Attwood, Feona 236

References 245

List of Contributors 271

Index 277

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