Journals Higher Education

$115.00

Hardcover

Published: 01 December 2007

272 Pages | 11 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719073984


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The new pornographies

Explicit sex in recent French fiction and film

Victoria Best and Martin Crowley

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first study of the use by mainstream writers and film-makers of the imagery and aesthetics of pornography
  • Discusses many of the most internationally successful French writers and directors of recent years
  • Shows how the use of pornographic material is not just trashy or sensational but represents a way of addressing many contemporary concerns including relations between sexes, the collapse of avant-garde politics, gay sexualities and the anti-feminist backlash
  • Offers some highly original perspectives on pornography that builds on growing academic interest in this area
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