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Mediated sex : pornography and postmodern culture

Author: Brian McNair
Publisher: London ; New York : Arnold ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With reference to examples from the USA and the UK, this work aims to assess the many contradictory and conflicting claims made about the impact of sexual representation on individuals and societies.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian McNair
ISBN: 034066293X 9780340662939 0340614285 9780340614280
OCLC Number: 34115743
Description: ix, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Sex, society and the media --
2. A brief socio-sexual history of the late twentieth century --
3. 'Let's talk about sex, babee ... ' sex and the public sphere --
4. Sexual representation, from antiquity to the Internet: history, definition, regulation --
5. The harms pornography does: causes and effects --
6. Consuming pornography: uses, gratifications and meanings --
7. Pornography today --
8. Art to porn to pop: the pornographication of the mainstream --
9. Mediated sex: backlash or progress?
Responsibility: Brian McNair.
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"In his impressively wide ranging and level-headed overview of sex and its representation, Brian McNair boldly... and very productively... goes where few feminist cultural theorists would dare to Read more...

 
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