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Category archive for: Issue 3.1

Sex, Politics, and Political Economy

How – and why – do we connect two of the dominant preoccupations of current social science and popular debate, namely globalization and the preoccupation with sexuality? Or, more concretely, is the increasing globalization of the world – understood as …

Michel Houellebecq and the Male Novel of Ressentiment

Abstract: This paper examines the fiction of Michel Houellebecq as an exemplary form of the “male novel of ressentiment”, linking it to the resentment that men feel due to the female liberation of productive forces. Houellebecq’s main argument about the …

In the Raw: “Home-Made” Porn and Reality Genres

Abstract: This paper is an exploration of the growing taste for amateur or “reality” pornography, situating it within the larger context of the rise of reality genres more generally. It sees such a preference as one possible response to the …

Pornographic Experience

Abstract: Serious discussion of pornography almost always takes place either as a debate about the legitimacy of free expression defenses of pornography or as a debate about the impact of pornography on social relations, particularly on the status of women. …

One Step at a Time: Japanese Women Walking

Abstract: A large number of Japanese women of all ages walk with their feet pointing to the inside, uchimata. They also seem to favor very showy shoe fashions, which attract attention to their feet and to the way they walk. …

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