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Carnal Resonance Affect and Online Pornography

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ISBN-10: 0262016311

ISBN-13: 9780262016315

Edition: 2011

Authors: Susanna Paasonen

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Digital production tools and online networks have dramatically increased the general visibility, accessibility, and diversity of pornography. Porn can be accessed for free, anonymously, and in a seemingly endless range of niches, styles, and formats. In Carnal Resonance, Susanna Paasonen moves beyond the usual debates over the legal, political, and moral aspects of pornography to address online porn in a media historical framework, investigating its modalities, its affect, and its visceral and disturbing qualities. Countering theorizations of pornography as emotionless, affectless, detached, and cold, Paasonen addresses experiences of porn largely through the notion of affect as gut…    
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 9/30/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Susanna Paasonen is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Turku, Finland, and author of Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography (MIT Press).

Introduction: Carnal Appeal
Bad Taste, Miasmic Forces, and the Ubiquity of Online Porn
Amateur Wives and the Attraction of Authenticity
The Literal and the Hyperbolic: Mapping the Modalities of Online Porn
Visual Pleasures: From Gaze to Grab and Resonance
Absolutely Disgusting: Shock Sites, Extremity, and the Forbidden Fruit
Conclusions: The Tactile Grab of Online Pornography