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Pornography of War

Steve Redhead

in The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This is an extract from Baudrillard’s Pornography of War, with an editorial overview


The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film

Hilary Neroni

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170710
eISBN:
9780231539142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170710.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Considering representations of torture in such television series as 24, Alias, and Homeland; the documentaries Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007), and Standard Operating ... More


Why Do Porn Films Suck?

Petra Van Brabandt and Jesse Prinz

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

There are some striking similarities in medium, form, content, and emotional impact between canonical works of art and porn films. Nevertheless, the latter are rarely regarded as art. This chapter ... More


Porn Power: Sexual and Gender Politics in Li Han-hsiang’s Fengyue Films1

Yau Ching

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter seeks to queer a part of Hong Kong cinema history considered to be most heteronormative through studying some of the most controversial works of one of the most prolific and influential ... More


Dirt for Money’s Sake: The Nikkatsu Roman Porn Trial (1972–1980)

Kirsten Cather

in The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835873
eISBN:
9780824871604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835873.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the censorship trial of Nikkatsu Roman Porn, a Japanese porn film industry ran by the Nikkatsu studio. It particularly examines the predicaments of the defendants: three ... More


Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography

Susanna Paasonen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016315
eISBN:
9780262298810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016315.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Digital production tools and online networks have dramatically increased the general visibility, accessibility, and diversity of pornography, which can be accessed for free, anonymously, and in a ... More


Introduction

Irin Carmon

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section contains chapters written during the 1970s. These chapters feminist debates about sex, porn, and abortion, pointing out the strain of conservatism in the mainstream wing of the women’s ... More


‘Close Your Eyes and Tell Me What You See’: Sex and Politics in Lukas Moodysson's Films

Mariah Larsson

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on a filmmaker from Sweden who may not have received as much analytical attention as other directors of the new extremism but whose work is nonetheless key to an understanding of ... More


Beur Masculinity and Queer Fantasy

Nick Rees-Roberts

in French Queer Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634187
eISBN:
9780748651160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634187.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the represents of beur men in French queer cinema. It discusses the acting career of Salim Kechiouche and looks at the two early films by Sébastien Lifshitz to refute the notion ... More


The Emergence of Queer DIY Video

Nick Rees-Roberts

in French Queer Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634187
eISBN:
9780748651160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634187.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the local proliferation of queer digital video production in France. It reviews several relevant films including the recent work by Rémi Lange, the first French lesbian/trans porn ... More


Flesh and Blood: Sex and Violence in Recent French Cinema1

James Quandt

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The convulsive violence of Bruno Dumont's film Twentynine Palms (2003) has dismayed many, particularly those who greeted his first two features, Life of Jesus (1997) and L'Humanité (1999), as the ... More


Pornography

Hoshang Merchant

in Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465965
eISBN:
9780199086962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465965.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Latin root of the word is porne, meaning ‘whore’. Merchant explains why there is porn (‘Slaves’) in Yaraana. He is following the example of Barthe’s The Pleasure of the Text (1975) and Anaïs ... More


Erotic Cities: Urban Sexuality Explored

Stewart Van Cleve

in Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676453
eISBN:
9781452948935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676453.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines how the 1960s’ “sexual revolution” spread from Minneapolis to the rest of the U.S. The 1960s became known as “the age of porn chic” as the increased production and consumption ... More


Media and Sex

Patti M. Valkenburg and Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

in Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300218879
eISBN:
9780300228090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218879.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the research into the effects of sex and porn on adolescents' sexual beliefs, sexual attitudes, and sexual behavior. More than any other media format, the Internet has brought ... More


A (Post)Modern House of Pain: FearDotCom and the Prehistory of the Post-9/11 Torture Film

Reynold Humphries

in American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the graphic violence in director William Malone’s FearDotCom. It traces the film’s uneasy position between two modes of the fantastic, as well as its unfortunate release in ... More


Magical Food, Luscious Bodies

Laura Lindenfeld and Fabio Parasecoli

in Feasting Our Eyes: Food Films and Cultural Identity in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172516
eISBN:
9780231542975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172516.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The films explored in this chapter configure the magic qualities of food as an extension of the bodies of the women—often exotic—who prepare food. In fact, these movies often embrace an approach that ... More


The Porno Boys

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sex and stereography are described from the beginnings of 3D photography in the 19th century to the 3D porno films of the 1970s. The inventors of DeepVision 3D, Steve Gibson and Arnold Herr, are ... More


The Symbolic-Consequences Argument in the Sex Robot Debate

John Danaher

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines a common objection to sex robots: the symbolic-consequences argument. According to this argument sex robots are problematic because they symbolise something disturbing about our ... More


Legal and Moral Implications of Child Sex Robots

Litska Strikwerda

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the legal and moral implications of creating sex robots that look and act like children. It does so by addressing the analogy between child sex robots and virtual child ... More


The emergence of a framing consensus on ‘welfare’

Ruth Patrick

in For Whose Benefit?: The Everyday Realities of Welfare Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447333463
eISBN:
9781447333517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333463.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter introduces readers to the welfare reform policy context in the UK, exploring the reform trajectory taken over the past 35 years. It highlights the dominant construction of the ‘welfare’ ... More


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