Archives par mot-clé : pornographie

Parution : Porn Work. Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism (Heather Berg)

Heather Berg, Porn Work. Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism, The University of North Carolina Press, 2021. 

Every porn scene is a record of people at work. But on-camera labor is only the beginning of the story. Porn Work takes readers behind the scenes to explore what porn performers think of their work and how they intervene to hack it. Blending extensive fieldwork with feminist and antiwork theorizing, Porn Work details entrepreneurial labor on the boundaries between pleasure and tedium. Rejecting any notion that sex work is an aberration from straight work, it reveals porn workers’ creative strategies as prophetic of a working landscape in crisis. In the end, it looks to what porn has to tell us about what’s wrong with work, and what it might look like to build something better.

Heather Berg is assistant professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Washington University in St. Louis. For more information about Heather Berg, visit the Author Page.

Parution : La séduction pornographique (Romain Roszak)

Si représenter la sexualité a longtemps été un défi à l’ordre établi, ce n’est plus le cas depuis les années 1970, époque où le capitalisme entre dans sa phase consumériste et sensualiste. La transformation des images pornographiques, mais aussi du dispositif dans lequel elles s’insèrent – pratiques, normes, lois, modalités d’accès –, répond à l’émergence des industries du loisir et du plaisir. Ces marchés du désir, chargés de redynamiser un mode de production à la peine, ne peuvent rencontrer leur clientèle qu’à cette condition : la vie heureuse doit être redéfinie comme la poursuite illimitée de la jouissance sexuelle.
Manne économique inédite, et mieux servie que jamais par les technologies numériques, la pornographie constitue aujourd’hui le nouveau totem occidental, notamment pour une caste d’intellectuels qui la promeut à coups d’empowerment des femmes et d’alternative porn, et l’élève au rang de pratique culturelle avec les porn studies. Au point de balayer toute approche véritablement critique, d’inspiration marxiste ou féministe radicale. En dévoilant cette collusion de la théorie, du marketing et de la propagande, ce livre se risque à briser le totem.

Call for papers : Porn Studies

Call for Papers : PORN STUDIES

The editors, Feona Attwood (Middlesex University) and Clarissa Smith (University of Sunderland), and Routledge are pleased to announce the launch of a new journal devoted to the study of pornography.

Porn Studies is the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts. Porn Studies will publish innovative work examining specifically sexual and explicit media forms, their connections to wider media landscapes and their links to the broader spheres of (sex) work across historical periods and
national contexts.

Porn Studies is an interdisciplinary journal informed by critical sexuality studies and work exploring the intersection of sexuality, gender, race, class, age and ability. It focuses on developing knowledge of pornographies past and present, in all their variations and around the world. Because pornography studies are still in their infancy we are also interested in discussions that focus on theoretical approaches, methodology and research ethics. Alongside articles, the journal includes a forum devoted to shorter observations, developments, debates or issues in porn studies, designed to encourage exchange and debate.

Porn Studies invites submissions for publication, commencing with its first issue in Spring 2014. Articles should be between 5000 and 8000 words. Forum submissions should be 500-1500 words. Book reviews should be between 800 and 1500 words. Submissions will be refereed
anonymously by at least two referees.

In the first instance submissions, queries and suggestions should be sent to: editorspstudies@gmail.com

Website coming soon: www.tandfonline.com/rprn