Pornography and the construction of misogyny

Itzin, Catherine (2002) Pornography and the construction of misogyny. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 8 (3). pp. 4-42. ISSN 1742-6545

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Abstract

In this paper I return to my work in Pornography: Women, Violence and Civil Liberties, the edited volume published in 1992 by Oxford University Press, and subsequently my
work on pornography, harm and human rights (Itzin, 1995,1996a), and to pornography and child sexual abuse (Itzin, 1996b. 1997a.b. 2000a,b,c). I draw from and build on that work and from the contents of the pornography special issue of the Journal of Sexual Aggression (Itzin and Cox, 2000). This paper covers key issues such as legislation and regulation, 'censorship'and 'freedom', the literature on pornography effects, the role of pornography in the aetiology of sex offending and in the construction of desire. In particular, the paper is concerned with theorising aetiology, causality and the 'epistemology of public policy' on pornography. It draws from and builds on the scholarship and activism of radical feminism in conceptualising and campaigning against pornography-related harm.

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Additional Information:In this paper I return to my work in Pornography: Women, Violence and Civil Liberties, the edited volume published in 1992 by Oxford University Press, and subsequently my work on pornography, harm and human rights (Itzin, 1995,1996a), and to pornography and child sexual abuse (Itzin, 1996b. 1997a.b. 2000a,b,c). I draw from and build on that work and from the contents of the pornography special issue of the Journal of Sexual Aggression (Itzin and Cox, 2000). This paper covers key issues such as legislation and regulation, 'censorship'and 'freedom', the literature on pornography effects, the role of pornography in the aetiology of sex offending and in the construction of desire. In particular, the paper is concerned with theorising aetiology, causality and the 'epistemology of public policy' on pornography. It draws from and builds on the scholarship and activism of radical feminism in conceptualising and campaigning against pornography-related harm.
Keywords:Pornography, Harm, Law, Research, Feminism, Epistemology
Subjects:L Social studies > L216 Feminism
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V511 Epistemology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:1003
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:27 Sep 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:24

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