Netporn: DIY Web Culture and Sexual Politics

Netporn: DIY Web Culture and Sexual Politics

by Katrien Jacobs
ISBN-10:
0742554325
ISBN-13:
9780742554320
Pub. Date:
08/20/2007
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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Overview

Netporn: DIY Web Culture and Sexual Politics

Netporn delves into the aesthetics and politics of sexuality in the era of do-it-yourself (DIY) Internet pornography. Katrien Jacobs, drawing on digital media theory and interviews with Web porn producers and consumers, offers an unprecedented critical analysis of Web culture as digital artistry and of the corresponding heightened government surveillance and censorship of the Internet. Netporn features Web users who question the goals of global commercial porn industries-whether they are engaged in Usenet fringes, video blogging, peer-to-peer distribution, porn art collectives, or decadent amateurism. Emphasizing gender and cultural differences, Jacobs shows how the creative uses of netporn images and services are important ways of exploring or redefining the 'network body' and indispensable ingredients of a maturing network society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742554320
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/20/2007
Series: Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.64(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Katrien Jacobs is assistant professor in new media at City University of Hong Kong. She has lectured widely on gender, sexuality, new media art, globalization, and censorship. She is the author of Libi_doc: Journeys in the Performance of Sex Art.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 Netporn Browsing in Small Places and Other Spaces Chapter 3 2 Post or Perish: The New Media Schooling of the Amateur Pornographer Chapter 4 3 Porn Arousal and Gender Morphing in the Twilight Zone Chapter 5 4 Eros in Times of War: From Cross-Cultural Teasings to the Titillation of Torture Chapter 6 5 Post-Revolutionary Glimpses and Radical Silence: Netporn in Hong Kong and Mainland China Chapter 7 Conclusion

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