Synopses & Reviews
Mediated sex is about the proliferation of sexual discourse in all its variants, from pornography as narrowly defined to the "s/m chic" of advertising and the art of Jeff Koons and Madonna. It examines the place of these representations in late-20th century, post-HIV and AIDS culture, and in the context of the history of sexual representation from Greek antiquity onward. With extensive reference to examples drawn from the US and the UK, Mediated Sex attempts to make sense of and assess the many contradictory and conflicting claims made about the impact of sexual representation on individuals and societies. those
Includes bibliographical references (p. -187) and index.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Tables and Figures
Sex, society and the media
A brief socio-sexual history of the late twentieth century
"Let's talk about sex, babee...": Sex and the public sphere
Sexual representation, from antiquity to the Internet: History, definition, regulation
The harms porn does: Causes and effects
Consuming pornography: Uses, gratifications and meanings
Art to porn to pop: The pornographication of the mainstream
Mediated sex: Backlash or progress?