Posts By: Constance Penley

SCMS CONFERENCE PANEL PROPOSAL: “THE PEDAGOGY OF PORNOGRAPHY: THE CURRENT AND FUTURE STATUS OF PORN STUDIES IN ACADEMIA”

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The anti-porn position from the feminist sex wars of the 1980s arguably never left, and in fact emerged anew in the 2000s, making many of the same claims of detriment as before. And although sociologists, historians, ethnographers, literary, film and media scholars have studied pornography as a cultural object since then, the practice is still […]

About The Feminist Porn Book

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Feminist scholars and workers investigate how we understand pornography and how feminists direct, act in, produce, and consume one of the world’s most lucrative industries. TFPB updates arguments of the 1980s porn wars identifying porn as a form of expression and labor in which women and racial and sexual minorities produce power and pleasure.