Anti/pro/critical porn studies

Smith, Clarissa and Attwood, Feona (2014) Anti/pro/critical porn studies. Porn Studies, 1 (1-2) . pp. 7-23. ISSN 2326-8743 [Article] (doi:10.1080/23268743.2014.887364)


In this introductory article we explore contemporary debates about the ‘critical’ study of pornography in relation to ‘anti-porn’, ‘pro-porn’, ‘sex-positive’ and ‘sex-critical’ approaches, and the recent reframing of pornography and sex more generally in relation to postfeminism and neoliberalism. The article reviews emerging work in porn studies, discusses the importance of developing a critical examination of the porn industries, and introduces the contributions that comprise this first issue. We end with some thoughts on nomenclature.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): critical porn studies, Porn Studies journal
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 13200
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Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 15:09
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