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What is Erotic Art?

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay argues that erotic art is art which aims to engage viewers sexually through explicit sexual content, and succeeds to some extent in doing so. The boundaries of the concept of erotic art, ... More


Austen's Physicalized Mimesis: Garden, Landscape, Marriageable Girl

Amy M. King

in Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161519
eISBN:
9780199787838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161519.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores how the representation of the sexual content of “public” courtship is achieved in Jane Austen's novels. It argues that bloom underpins the marriage plot and, unlike the ... More


Adolescents, Media, and the Law: What developmental science reveals and free speech requires

Roger J. R. Levesque

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195320442
eISBN:
9780199893782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320442.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

There is much controversy about the dangers of a free media when it comes to children and adolescents. Many believe that this constitutional right should be amended, altered, or revoked entirely in ... 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


Bad Taste, Miasmic Forces, and the Ubiquity of Online Porn

Susanna Paasonen

in Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016315
eISBN:
9780262298810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016315.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the risk and filth notions of pornography along with its low cultural status. It explores the extensive use of the Internet by pornography distributors and consumers, and ... More


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