Netporn: DIY Web Culture and Sexual Politics

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - Psychology - 207 pages
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Netporn delves into the aesthetics and politics of sexuality in the era of do-it-yourself (DIY) Internet pornography. Katrien Jacobs, drawing on digital media theory and interviews with Web porn producers and consumers, offers an unprecedented critical analysis of Web culture as digital artistry and of the corresponding heightened government surveillance and censorship of the Internet. Netporn features Web users who question the goals of global commercial porn industries-whether they are engaged in Usenet fringes, video blogging, peer-to-peer distribution, porn art collectives, or decadent amateurism. Emphasizing gender and cultural differences, Jacobs shows how the creative uses of netporn images and services are important ways of exploring or redefining the 'network body' and indispensable ingredients of a maturing network society.
 

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Contents

Netporn Browsing in Small Places and Other Spaces
11
Post or Perish The New Media Schooling of the Amateur Pornographer
45
Porn Arousal and Gender Morphing in the Twilight Zone
81
Eros in Times of War From CrossCultural Teasings to the Titillation of Torture
109
PostRevolutionary Glimpses and Radical Silence Netporn in Hong Kong and Mainland China
139
Conclusion
175
Bibliography
185
Index
197
About the Author
207
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\Katrien Jacobs is assistant professor in new media at City University of Hong Kong. She has lectured widely on gender, sexuality, new media art, globalization, and censorship. She is the author of Libi_doc: Journeys in the Performance of Sex Art.

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