Bound and Gagged: Pornography and the Politics of Fantasy in America
by Laura Kipnis
Publisher's Description
Subtitled Pornography and the Politics of Fantasy in America, Kipnis's lucid, engaging text covers the legal debates, various tastes in pornography--fat porn, geriatric porn, and gross porn--and concludes with a chapter on "How to look at pornography."
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Laura Kipnis, who teaches film at Northwestern University, adopts an unpopular stance: that of speaking for those whose sexual tendencies stray from the acceptable path. As such, she adds a different perspective in the always-raging debate on the role of pornography in America. Among her arguments is that pornography is often overlooked as a class issue, couched instead almost always as a morality matter. Realizing that many of those employed by the sex industry and those who support it are separated by class from those who deem it so unsavory, provides a particular insight into the perspective of those sitting in judgment.
ISBN: 0822323435
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Paperback : 240 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.1 x 0.7 inches
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