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Hard core : power, pleasure, and the "frenzy of the visible"

Author: Linda Williams
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Expanded pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In this now-classic study, Linda Williams moves beyond the impasse of the anti-porn/anti-censorship debate to analyze what hard-core film pornography is and does--as a genre with a history, as a specific cinematic form, and as part of contemporary discourse on sexuality. For the 1999 edition, Williams has written a new preface and a new epilogue, 'On/scenities, ' illustrated with 26 photographs, and has added a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Williams
ISBN: 0520219430 9780520219434
OCLC Number: 39714259
Description: xviii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Speaking sex : "the indiscreet jewels" --
Prehistory : the "frenzy of the visible" --
The stag film : genital show and genital event --
Fetishism and hard core : Marx, Freud, and the "money shot" --
Generic pleasures : number and narrative --
Hard-core utopias : problems and solutions --
Power, pleasure, and perversion : sadomasochistic film pornography --
Sequels and re-visions : " a desire of one's own."
Other Titles: Power, pleasure, and the "frenzy of the visible"
Responsibility: Linda Williams.
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"In this now-classic study, Linda Williams moves beyond the impasse of the anti-porn/anti-censorship debate to analyze what hard-core film pornography is and does--as a genre with a history, as a specific cinematic form, and as part of contemporary discourse on sexuality. For the 1999 edition, Williams has written a new preface and a new epilogue, 'On/scenities, ' illustrated with 26 photographs, and has added a supplementary bibliography"--Back cover.

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