Duke University Press, 2004 - Social Science - 516 pages
In her pioneering book Hard Core, Linda Williams put moving-image pornography on the map of contemporary scholarship with her analysis of the most popular and enduring of all film and video genres. Now, fifteen years later, she showcases the next generation of critical thinking about pornography and signals new directions for study and teaching. Porn Studies resists the tendency to situate pornography as the outer limit of what can be studied and discussed. With revenues totaling between ten and fourteen billion dollars annually—more than the combined revenues of professional football, basketball, and baseball—visual, hard-core pornography is a central feature of American popular culture. It is time, Williams contends, for scholars to recognize this and give pornography a serious and extended analysis.
The essays in this volume move beyond feminist debates and distinctions between a “good” erotica and a “bad” hard core. Contributors examine varieties of pornography from the tradition of the soft-core pin-up through the contemporary hard-core tradition of straight, gay, and lesbian videos and dvds to the burgeoning phenomenon of pornography on the Internet. They explore, as examples of the genre, individual works as divergent as The Starr Report, the pirated Tommy Lee/Pamela Anderson honeymoon video, and explicit Japanese “ladies' comics” consumed by women. They also probe difficult issues such as the sexualization of race and class and the relationship of pornography to the avant-garde. To take pornography seriously as an object of analysis also means teaching it. Porn Studies thus includes a useful annotated bibliography of readings and archival sources important to the study of pornography as a cultural form.
Contributors. Heather Butler, Rich Cante, Jake Gerli, Minette Hillyer, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Despina Kakoudaki, Franklin Melendez, Ara Osterweil, Zabet Patterson, Constance Penley, Angelo Restivo, Eric Schaefer, Michael Sicinski, Deborah Shamoon, Maria St. John, Tom Waugh, Linda Williams
Proliferating Pornographies OnScene An Introduction
Pornography Performance and the Presidents Penis
Porn Home Movies and the Live Action Performance of Love in Pam and Tommy Lee Hardcore and Uncensored
The Pleasures of Japanese Pornographic Comics for Women
Consuming Pornography in the Digital Era
Gay Lesbian and Homosocial Pornographies
The White Trashing of Porn
Soft Core Hard Core and the Pornographic Sublime
The American Secret Weapon in World War II
16 mm Film and the Rise of the Pornographic Feature
Video Pornography Visual Pleasure and the Return of the Sublime
Pornography andas AvantGarde
Toward the Recognition of a Pornographic Avantgarde
Scott Starks NOEMA
The CulturalAesthetic Specificities of Allmale MovingImage Pornography
What Do You Call a Lesbian with Long Fingers? The Development of Lesbian and Dyke Pornography
Chuck Vincents Straight Pornography
Pornography Race and Class
The Making of a Gay Asian American Porn Star
Pornography Exploitation and Interracial Lust
Porn studies books reviewed by Susan Ericsson
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09.30.2004 - On/scenity: She knows it when she sees it
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