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Net.SeXXX: Readings on Sex, Pornography, and the Internet

Net.SeXXX: Readings on Sex, Pornography, and the Internet

by Dennis D. WaskulDennis D. Waskul
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Sex has shaped the Internet from the very beginning. In the process, the Internet has also brought about a plethora of new sexual possibilities, opened new markets for the entrepreneurs of pornography, challenged the boundaries of social institutions, exposed precarious moral dynamics, and created a novel arena for asking important questions about the people who may or may not be grounded in this emerging matrix of computer-mediated meaning. This book takes stock of these changes. Drawing from some of the most notable works written on the subject and original contributions from experts in the field, Net.SeXXX explores the dynamics of Internet sex, entertains implications and consequences, critically examines key conclusions, and raises new questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820470726
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 11/26/2004
Series: Digital Formations Series , #23
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

The Editor: Dennis Waskul is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is the author of several empirical and theoretical articles on Internet chat and cybersex in various scholarly journals as well as the book Self-Games and Body-Play: Personhood in Online Chat and Cybersex (Peter Lang, 2003).

Table of Contents

Contents: Dennis D. Waskul: Introduction: Sex and the Internet: Old Thrills in a New World; New Thrills in an Old World – Dennis D. Waskul/Mark Douglass/Charles Edgley: Outercourse: Body and Self in Text Cybersex – Dennis D. Waskul: The Naked Self: Body and Self in Televideo Cybersex – Claudia Springer: Electronic Eros: Bodies and Desire in the Postindustrial Age – Phillip Vannini: Così Fan Tutti: Foucault, Goffman, and the Pornographic Synopticon – Joel Powell Dahlquist/Lee Garth Vigilant: Way Better Than Real: Manga Sex to Tentacle Hentai – Donna M. Hughes: The Use of New Communications and Information Technologies for Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children – Keith F. Durkin: The Internet as a Milieu for the Management of a Stigmatized Sexual Identity – Jim Thomas: Cyberpoaching behind the Keyboard: Uncoupling the Ethics of «Virtual Infidelity» – Naomi McCormick/John Leonard: Gender and Sexuality in the Cyberspace Frontier – Lauren Langman: Grotesque Degradation: Globalization, Carnivalization, and Cyberporn – Erica Owens: Race, Sexual Attractiveness, and Internet Personal Advertisements – Taylor Marsh: My Year in Smut: Inside Danni’s Hard Drive – Lewis Perdue: EroticaBiz: How Sex Shaped the Internet – Stephen C. Roberds: Technology, Obscenity, and the Law: A History of Recent Efforts to Regulate Pornography on the Internet – Howard Rheingold: Teledildonics: Reach Out and Touch Someone – Trudy Barber: A Pleasure Prophecy: Predictions for the Sex Tourist of the Future.

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