Reading porn: the paradigm shift in pornography research

ATTWOOD, F. (2002). Reading porn: the paradigm shift in pornography research. Sexualities, 5 (1), 91-105.


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This paper examines the paradigm shift in pornography theory and research from a focus on 'texts and effects' through to work emerging from the late 1980's onwards. The paper considers the reconceptualisation of pornography as a category, the location of pornography in relation to cultural hierarchy and form, the changing status of pornography in relation to mainstream representations, the significance of developing technologies and the movement towards more situated accounts of pornographic texts and their audiences as a series of attempts to contextualise the question 'what is pornography?'

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © SAGE Publications
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1177/1363460702005001005
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 18:17

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