McNair, Brian (2009) Teaching porn. Sexualities: studies in culture and society, 12(5), pp. 558-567.
This article gives an account of my experiences as a student and teacher of pornography in the UK university context. From my time as a student at Glasgow University in the late 1970s, to my classes on sexual transgression at Strathclyde in the 2000s, I trace changing attitudes to the pornographic, against the background of changing political and technological environments. The article considers the pedagogy of porn against the backdrop of pro- and anti-porn feminism, the rise of gay rights, and the impact of the internet. Under these influences, and over a period of three decades, pornography was destigmatized and redefined in a variety of contexts, from the irony of lad culture to the postmodern humour of the Graham Norton Show and the pro-porn feminism of the post-Madonna era.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||1970s-1990s, ethics, feminism, pedagogy, pornography|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Deposited On:||25 Aug 2011 08:10|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:35|
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