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One for the Girls!: The Pleasures and Practices of Reading Women's Porn (Hardback)
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One for the Girls!: The Pleasures and Practices of Reading Women's Porn (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 12/07/2013
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Against the claims of increasing sexualisation of culture, one truism is constantly rehearsed - that women have little taste for pornography. In "One for the Girls!", a new basis for understanding women's pleasures in sexually explicit materials is offered focusing on the production and consumption of "For Women" magazine. This thought-provoking book argues that theories of harm, women's subordination and accounts of effects or transgressive potentials have deflected attention away from the lived experiences and practices of pornography; drawing on rich empirical detail, "One for the Girls!", brings them sharply into view. The book examines the ways in which pornography has become a favoured repository of social fears and debunks the myth of the 'evil pornographer' producing images of objectified women for troubled male viewers. By focusing on an individual publication, this book illuminates the ways in which pornography is a social product and subject to a range of institutional practices which influence its styles and presentations. Significantly this book moves beyond the usual rehearsal of claims about readers' vulnerability to ideologies hidden in the text and uses readers' designations of 'sexy' and 'pleasureable' to underpin an alternative theorisation of pornography. Exploring readers' responses to nude male pinups, explicit stories and sexy articles, the book traces the patterns of response hidden behind the title 'porn reader'. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding how and why women might like porn.

Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781841501642
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 238 x 180 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Clarissa Smith has achieved something special with her new proffering from her masculinities repertoire. Smith's text is groundbreaking, multidisciplinary and--equally importantly--extremely readable. It is the last point perhaps that really sets this work apart, as One for the Girls has a great deal to offer both the specialist academic and the general


reader. Clarissa Smith's accessible style allows readers with little prior knowledge of critical theory, cultural studies or the 1980s pornography debate, to not only understand these discourses, but to develop a strong


grasp of their impact in this context."
--Michelle Parsons "Transition Tradition "


Clarissa Smith has achieved something special with her new proffering from her masculinities repertoire. Smith s text is groundbreaking, multidisciplinary and equally importantly extremely readable. It is the last point perhaps that really sets this work apart, as One for the Girls has a great deal to offer both the specialist academic and the general


reader. Clarissa Smith s accessible style allows readers with little prior knowledge of critical theory, cultural studies or the 1980s pornography debate, to not only understand these discourses, but to develop a strong


grasp of their impact in this context.
--Michelle Parsons "Transition Tradition ""

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