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Porn studies

Author: Linda Williams
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2004.
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'Porn Studies' offers a cultural study of pornographic film & video, acknowledging that with a generated revenue greater than that of American football, basketball & baseball combined, pornography has assumed a central role in contemporary American popular culture.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Porn studies.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)654119332
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Williams
ISBN: 0822333007 9780822333005 0822333120 9780822333128
OCLC Number: 53483457
Description: 516 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Porn studies: proliferating pornographies on/scene: an introduction / Linda Williams --
I: Contemporary pornographies --
How to do things with the Starr Report: pornography, performance, and the president's penis / Maria St. John --
Sex in the suburban: porn, home movies, and the live action performance of love in Pam and Tommy Lee: hardcore and uncensored / Minette Hillyer --
Office sluts and rebel flowers: the pleasures of Japanese pornographic comics for women / Deborah Shamoon --
Going on-line: consuming pornography in the digital era / Zabet Patterson --
II: Gay, lesbian, and homosocial pornographies --
Homosociality in the classical American stag film: off-screen, on-screen / Thomas Waugh --
The cultural-aesthetic specificities of all-male moving-image pornography / Rich Cante and Angelo Restivo --
What do you call a lesbian with long fingers? The development of lesbian and dyke pornography / Heather Butler --
The gay sex clerk: Chuck Vincent's straight pornography / Jake Gerli --
III: Pornography, race, and class --
The resurrection of Brandon Lee: the making of a gay Asian American porn star / Nguyen Tan Hoang --
Skin flicks on the racial border: pornography, exploitation, and interracial lust / Linda Williams --
Crackers and whackers: the white trashing of porn / Constance Penley --
IV: Soft core, hard core, and the pornographic sublime --
Pinup: the American secret weapon in World War II / Despina Kakoudaki --
Gauging a revolution: 16mm film and the rise of the pornographic feature / Eric Schaefer --
Video pornography, visual pleasure, and the return of the sublime / Franklin Melendez --
V: Pornography and/as avant-garde --
Andy Warhol's Blow Job: toward the recognition of a pornographic avant-garde / Ara Osterweil --
Unbracketing motion study: Scott Stark's NOEMA / Michael Sicinski.
Responsibility: edited by Linda Williams.
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