The Pornography of Representation

The Pornography of Representation

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This book marks a radical intervention in traditional arguments about pornography. Kappeler re-examines the artistic distinctions between fantasy and reality, pornography and erotica, and challenges the legal definition of obscenity as well as the intellectual defence of "freedom of expression". By linking images of actual violence with the imaginative portrayal of women in the realm of the aesthetic, she establishes vital connections between modes of representation and social forms of power and domination. It is for anyone concerned with issues of pornography and sexual politics and related debates in literary criticism and cultural studies.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745601219
  • 9780745601212

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