Feminism and Pornography

Paperback | January 1, 2000

EditorDrucilla Cornell

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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.

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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, fig...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.38 inPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Dorchen Leidholdt: IntroductionAnti-Pornography FeminismAndrea Dworkin: Against the Male Flood: Censorship, Pornography and EqualityAndrea Dworkin: Pornography and GriefDiana Russell: Pornography and Rape: A Causal ModelCatharine A. MacKinnon: Defamation and DiscriminationRonald Dworkin and Catharine A. MacKinnon: Pornography: An Exchange-Comment/ReplyCatharine A. MacKinnon: The Roar on the other Side of SilenceAndrea Dworkin: Suffering and SpeechQuestioning MoralismCatharine A. MacKinnon: Not a Moral issueWendy Brown: The Mirror of PornographyKimberle Crenshaw: The Obscenity Prosecution of 2 Live CrewDeborah Cameron and Elizabeth Frazer: On the Question of Pornography and Sexual Violence: Moving Beyond Cause and EffectMary Jo Frug: The Politics of Postmodern Feminism: lessons from the Anti-Porn CampaignBecki Ross: It's Merely Designed for Sexual Arousal: Interrogating the Indefensibility of Lesbian SmutAnne Scales: Avoiding Constitutional Depression: Bad Attitudes and the Fate of ButlerItalian Manifesto: On Prostitution: Two Broadsheets and a StatementA Historical and Cultural Analysis of Sexuality, Imperialism and ModernityLynn Hunt: Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity, 1500-1800Malek Alloula: The Colonial Harem: Images of a SuberoticismJacqui Alexander: Erotic Autonomy as a Politics of Decolonization: An Anatomy of Feminist and State Practice in the Bahamas Tourist IndustryLliane Loots: Looking for Women's Rights in the Rainbow: Pornography, Censorship and the 'New' South AfricaVictoria Ortiz: We are Women Too: Prostitution After the Cuban RevolutionBreaking Open the Ground of Sex and GenderAmber Hollibaugh: Seducing Women into a 'Lifestyle and Vaginal Fisting': Lesbian Sex Gets Virtually DangerousKobena Mercer: Just Looking for Trouble: Robert Maplethorpe and Fantasies About RaceBell Hooks: Good Girls look the Other WayJudith Butler: The Force of Fantasy: Feminism, Maplethorpe and Discursive ExcessRey Chow: Love Me, Master, Love Me, SonErotic Hope, Feminine Sexuality and the Beginnings of Sexual FreedomAngela Carter: Polemical Preface: Pornography in the Service of WomenCandida Royalle: Porn in the USADrucilla Cornell: Pornography's TemptationAudre Lorde: Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as PowerCatherine Portuges: Lovers and Workers: Screening the Body in Post-Communist Hungarian CinemaAmber Hollibaugh and Cherrie Moraga: What We're Rolling Around in Bed WithAlice Walker: PornPeter Esterhazy: Little Hungarian PornographyFlora Di Peidra: El Salvador, Mission StatementZooraida Ramirez Rodriguez: Prostitution in Latin America and the CaribbeanSiriporn Skrobanek, Nattaya Boonpakdi and Chutima Janthakeero: From Research to ActionIsabell Barker: Editing PornographyIndex