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Over the past twenty years debates about pornography have raged within feminism and beyond. Throughout the 1970s feminists increasingly addressed the problem of men's sexual violence against women, and many women reduced the politics of men's power to questions about sexuality. By the 1980s these questions had become more and more focused on the issue of pornography--now aOver the past twenty years debates about pornography have raged within feminism and beyond. Throughout the 1970s feminists increasingly addressed the problem of men's sexual violence against women, and many women reduced the politics of men's power to questions about sexuality. By the 1980s these questions had become more and more focused on the issue of pornography--now a metaphor for the menace of male power. Collapsing feminist politics into sexuality and sexuality into pornography has not only caused some of the deepest splits between feminists, but made it harder to think clearly about either sexuality or pornography--indeed, about feminist politics more generally.This provocative collection, by well-known feminists, surveys these arguments, and in particular asks why recent feminist debates about sexuality keep reducing to questions of pornography....

Title : Sex Exposed: Sexuality and the Pornography Debate
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ISBN : 9780813519388
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 334 Pages
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  • Malcolm
    2018-10-19 03:07

    I am pleased that the 'Good Reads' star system uses the word 'liked' rather than 'enjoyed' - because there is not a lot to enjoy in this collection of excellent papers from the early 1990s exploring feminist approaches to, understandings of and reactions to pornography. The range of analyses is impressive and includes some of the big names in feminist and gender analysis unpacking the complex set of relations between gender, pornography and sexuality. The key thing is that the collection has barely dated in the last twenty years, mainly because we have moved backwards so much as pornography with its reactionary gender politics has become more acceptable, more pervasive, and more mainstream.