The boundaries of porn studies on Linda Williams' Porn Studies

Boyle, K. (2006) The boundaries of porn studies on Linda Williams' Porn Studies. New Review of Film and Television Studies, 4(1), pp. 1-16. (doi:10.1080/17400300600577286)

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Abstract

This paper centres around Porn Studies (ed. Linda Williams, 2004: Duke University Press). It examines the disciplinary terrain set out in this volume and the broader implications for the way in which we think about pornography in an academic context. Firstly, I explore the implications of the shift away from feminist debates about the nature, existence and regulation of pornography that this volume and others have called for. Secondly, I discuss the 'porn' of porn studies: how do we define it, what is included and excluded by our definitions, and what are the implications of this definitional practice? Finally, I turn to the 'study' of porn studies to consider the ethical and pedagogical consequences of canonising porn within the classroom and academic publishing.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Boyle, Dr Karen
Authors: Boyle, K.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:New Review of Film and Television Studies
ISSN:1740 0309

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