Anti/pro/critical porn studies

Clarissa Smith*, Feona Attwood

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this introductory article we explore contemporary debates about the ‘critical’ study of pornography in relation to ‘anti-porn’, ‘pro-porn’, ‘sex-positive’ and ‘sex-critical’ approaches, and the recent reframing of pornography and sex more generally in relation to postfeminism and neoliberalism. The article reviews emerging work in porn studies, discusses the importance of developing a critical examination of the porn industries, and introduces the contributions that comprise this first issue. We end with some thoughts on nomenclature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-23
Number of pages17
JournalPorn Studies
Volume1
Issue number1-2
Early online date21 Mar 2014
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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