Feminism and pornography / edited by Drucilla Cornell.

by Cornell, DrucillaLooking glass.

Series: Oxford readings in feminism: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.Description: xvi, 671 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0198782500.Subject(s): Feminist theoryLooking glass | PornographyLooking glass | Sex-oriented businesses -- Social aspectsNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This collection of essays seeks to expand the parameters of the debate on pornography. In an effort to move away from the divisive frameworks of which side are you on? and who counts as women worthy to be listened to? in feminist debates on pornography, this volume seeks to understand whatpornography means to those who consume it, fight against it, work within it, and to those engaged in changing its meaning. By opening up a space for divergent points of view to address the complexity of sexual material, this volume seeks to forge solidarity amongst a diverse array ofconstituencies, including academics, activists, and sex workers from diverse socio-political contexts. Through seeking to address the relationship between imperialism, the exotic, and the pornographic, the collection moves away from Eurocentric perspectives on pornography, by including theperspectives of women involved in struggles for national liberation in the South.This volume explores a wide range of issues, such as, how the meaning of pornography is shaped by changing historical and political realities; the role law should play, if any, in the sex industry; whether union organizing can change the working conditions in the sex industry; kinds ofrepresentational politics available for redefining pornography; and how sexually explicity literature, videos, art, and music can serve the purpose of sexual freedom.Contributors to the volume include Diana Russell, Catharine MacKinnon, Andrea Dworkin, Wendy Brown, Becki Ross, Mallek Alloula, M. Jacqui Alexander, Victoria Ortiz, bell hooks, Rey Chow, Judith Butler, Candida Royalle, Zoraida Ramirez Rodriguez, amongst others.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • Anti-Pornography Feminism
  • Against the Male Flood: Censorship, Pornography and Equality
  • Pornography and Grief
  • Pornography and Rape: A Causal Model
  • Defamation and Discrimination
  • Pornography: An Exchange-Comment/Reply
  • The Roar on the other Side of Silence
  • Suffering and Speech
  • Questioning Moralism
  • Not a Moral issue
  • The Mirror of Pornography
  • The Obscenity Prosecution of 2 Live Crew
  • On the Question of Pornography and Sexual Violence: Moving Beyond Cause and Effect
  • The Politics of Postmodern Feminism: lessons from the Anti-Porn Campaign
  • It's Merely Designed for Sexual Arousal: Interrogating the Indefensibility of Lesbian Smut
  • Avoiding Constitutional Depression: Bad Attitudes and the Fate of Butler
  • On Prostitution: Two Broadsheets and a Statement
  • A Historical and Cultural Analysis of Sexuality, Imperialism and Modernity
  • Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity, 1500-1800
  • The Colonial Harem: Images of a Suberoticism
  • Erotic Autonomy as a Politics of Decolonization: An Anatomy of Feminist and State Practice in the Bahamas Tourist Industry
  • Looking for Women's Rights in the Rainbow: Pornography, Censorship and the 'New' South Africa
  • We are Women Too: Prostitution After the Cuban Revolution
  • Breaking Open the Ground of Sex and Gender
  • Seducing Women into a 'Lifestyle and Vaginal Fisting': Lesbian Sex Gets Virtually Dangerous
  • Just Looking for Trouble: Robert Maplethorpe and Fantasies About Race
  • Good Girls look the Other Way
  • The Force of Fantasy: Feminism, Maplethorpe and Discursive Excess
  • Love Me, Master, Love Me, Son
  • Erotic Hope Feminine Sexuality and the Beginnings of Sexual Freedom
  • Polemical Preface: Pornography in the Service of Women
  • Porn in the USA
  • Pornography's Temptation
  • Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power
  • Lovers and Workers: Screening the Body in Post-Communist Hungarian Cinema
  • What We're Rolling Around in Bed With
  • Porn
  • Little Hungarian Pornography
  • El Salvador
  • Prostitution in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • From Research to Action
  • Editing Pornography
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Professor of Law, Political Science, and Women's Studies at Rutgers University