Beyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex

Beyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex

by Helen Hester


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438449609
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/02/2015
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Helen Hester is Lecturer in Promotional Cultures at Middlesex University, London.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Critical Voices in Porn Studies

Part I: Feminism, Pornography, Transgression

1. The Sex Wars: Transgressive Politics and the Politics of Transgression

2. Rethinking Transgression

3. Sex and Disgust in Popular Culture

Part II: Intensity and Prurience: Pornography after Sex

4. “Not All of it Will Get Your Dick Hard”: Pornography and Displacement

5. Prurience and Postmodernism

6. Violence, Sympathy, Titillation: The Body in a State of Intensity

Part III: Pornography and the Real

7. Pornography and the Appetite for Authenticity

8. Autobiography and/as the Real

9. Sex, Trauma, and the Authenticity Effect

Conclusion: Pornographication and the Explosion of the Pornographic

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