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Feminism and Pornography (Oxford Readings in Feminism)

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This vibrant collection expands the parameters of the feminist debate on pornography. In an effort to move away from the divisive frameworks in feminist disputes over pornography, this volume seeks to understand what pornography means to those who consume it, fight against it, and work within it. By opening up a space for divergent points of view to address the complexity ...more
Kindle Edition, 688 pages
Published (first published 2000)
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Shilo
I've been reading this one essay at a time for years.
Patrick
Jul 20, 2007 Patrick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a long one, 700+ pages I believe. I read it because I got into an online argument with an Australian feminist girl who I have no connection with in real life, and haven't had any contact with since. The argument was about whether or not pornography is rape. Though this book has many logical twists and turns, there are arguments in a number of these essays (both academic and otherwise) that lead me to believe this Australian girl may have been right, in some certain senses anyway.

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Recommends it for: everyone into sex , mapplethorpe
lots of academic stuff and personal polemical stuff. excellent read.
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Drucilla Cornell is National Research Foundation Professor in Customary Law, Indigenous Ideals, and the Dignity Jurisprudence at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and Professor of Political Science, Women & Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University.
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