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By Mari Mikkola

This selection of 11 new essays comprises the most recent advancements in analytic feminist philosophy related to pornography. whereas honoring early feminist paintings at the topic, it goals to move past speech act analyses of pornography and to reshape the philosophical discourse that surrounds pornography.
A wealthy feminist literature on pornography has emerged because the Eighties, with Rae Langton's speech act theoretic research dominating in particular Anglo-American feminist philosophy on pornography. regardless of the predominance of this literature, there stay substantial disagreements and invaluable little contract on many key matters: what's pornography? Does pornography (as Langton argues) represent women's subordination and silencing? Does it objectify girls in damaging methods? Is pornography authoritative sufficient to enact women's subordination? Is speech act concept how you can process pornography?
Given the deep divergences over those questions, the 1st aim of this assortment is to take inventory of extant debates on the way to make clear key feminist conceptual and political commitments concerning pornography. This quantity extra goals to head past the everyday speech-acts method of pornography, and to focus on novel matters in feminist pornography-debates, together with the aesthetics of pornography, trans* identities and racialization in pornography, and putatively feminist pornography.

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