LIŠKOVÁ, Kateřina. Pornography as Language: From Discourse of Domination to Heretical Subversion. Rumens, Nick & Alejandro Cervantes-Carson (eds.). In Sexual Politics of Desire and Belonging. 1st. Amsterdam/New York, NY: Rodopi, 2007. p. 41-56, 16 pp. At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries, XXIV. ISBN 978-90-420-2239-3.
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Original name Pornography as Language: From Discourse of Domination to Heretical Subversion
Name in Czech Pornografie jako jazyk: Od diskursu dominance k heretické subverzi
Authors LIŠKOVÁ, Kateřina (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Rumens, Nick & Alejandro Cervantes-Carson (eds.).
Edition 1st. Amsterdam/New York, NY, Sexual Politics of Desire and Belonging, p. 41-56, 16 pp. At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries, XXIV, 2007.
Publisher Rodopi
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Original language English
Type of outcome Chapter(s) of a specialized book
Field of Study 50000 5. Social Sciences
Country of publisher Netherlands
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/07:00022235
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
ISBN 978-90-420-2239-3
Keywords in English sociology - feminism - pornography - Europe - gender positions - language - subversive strategies
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: doc. Kateřina Lišková, Ph.D., učo 10222. Changed: 10/1/2012 15:55.
Censorship of sexually explicit imagery is currently being called for, not by conservatives, but paradoxically by feminists. In various places throughout Europe, feminist groups have launched campaigns against pornography; campaigns which they conceive in terms of crimes against women, discrimination, humiliation, and especially the silencing of women by men. Anti-porn feminists declare the domination of women to be the only, unfailing, and all-powerful effect pornography has always had, and the only it ever can have. Not only do these efforts reproduce man-woman, either-or binaries, they also construct women as mute by definition - unable to use language in order to enhance their own agency. This paper explores the capacity of porn to impose silence, the unexpected results a discourse of domination may trigger, and the other ways a woman can use language. My analysis of feminist anti-porn arguments - both current European and older American examples - is based on Pierre Bourdieu s concepts of language and symbolic power.
Abstract (in Czech)
Stať analyzuje předpokládanou schopnost pornografie umlčovat a diskriminovat ženy. Na základě konceptu symbolické moci Pierra Bourdieuho argumentuje, že pornografie může být prostorem pro subverzi genderové oprese.
ME 659, research and development projectName: Fulbright-Masarykovo stipendium
1K05023, research and development projectName: Reprezentace sexuality: reprodukce genderových nerovností a jejich subverze
Investor: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR, Programme of Support for Junior R&D Workers (National Research Programme)
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