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Teaching porn

McNair, Brian (2009) Teaching porn. Sexualities: studies in culture and society, 12(5), pp. 558-567.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 44304
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: 1970s-1990s, ethics, feminism, pedagogy, pornography
DOI: 10.1177/1363460709340367
ISSN: 1363-4607
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: 24 Aug 2011 22:10
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:35

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