Download Hard Core Free Books - Read Books

Download Hard Core Free Books

Status : AVAILABLE

Format : PDF,EPUB,DOCX,DOC,MOBI

University of California Press

English - 350 pages - ISBN-10: 0520066529 - ISBN-13: 9780520066526

4/5 by 115 votes

Subscribe NowFree

Get FREE 30 Days by Clicking The Button Below!

↓↓↓↓

Unlimited Books, All In One Place. FREE To Try For 30 Days. Subscribe To Read Or Download. Start Your FREE Month Now!


In this unprecedented and brilliant study, Linda Williams moves beyond the impasse of anti-porn/anti-censorship position-taking to analyze what hard-core film pornography is and does--as a genre with a history, as a specific cinematic form, and as part of contemporary discourse on sexuality. Working against tendencies to oversimplify hard core--either as pure abusive power or pure liberatory pleasure--Williams sees the form as inherently contradictory. Hard core claims to speak confessional and involuntary "truths" of sex. However, analysis of its forms (including its spectacular "money shots" and sexual "numbers" parallel to those in musicals) reveals that sex in the sense of a natural, visible "doing what comes naturally" is in fact the supreme and deeply contradictory fiction of the genre. Gender, the social construction of the relation between the sexes, is what determines this fiction. For most of its history, pornography has been for men and about women. Yet in hard core's attempt to solve the riddles of sex with more, different, or better sex, the monolith of masculine pleasure breaks down and the possibility of women using pornography for their own purposes begins to emerge. To this end, Williams traces the roots of contemporary hard core's quest to see the "truth" of sex back to the origins of cinema itself--in motion studies of women's bodily movements. She then follows the generic development of hard core through its silent, primitive stag form and into feature-length narratives like Deep Throat and Behind the Green Door, up to its recent sadomasochistic and "couples market" permutations--showing how the form has begun to respond and react to changing gender relations. Neither a defense of what pornography has been nor a utopian dream of what it should be, this daring book refuses simply to scapegoat the form as the cause of all our ills. Instead, Williams utilizes the insights of recent studies of mass culture to show that hard core is a discourse, a genre, and a rhetoric that can only be understood through comparison with, rather than separation from, other forms.

468x60

How it works:

    1. Register a FREE 1 month Trial Account.
    2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use).
    3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.

Reviews

Anonymous

John Mercado

Could not let the book down Sure not a literary master piece, but as one of the reviewers stated, it will keep you turning the pages.

Christopher Johnson

Exciting to read and hard to put down

Zoey Tremblay

Good book

300x250

Recent Books

Food Photography & Lighting
Food Photography & Lighting
Teri Campbell
Creating mouth-watering food images requires more than just a love of food and access to a kitchen. With the popularity of food blogs and photography...
The Chisellers
The Chisellers
Brendan O'Carroll
The Chisellers is the second book in Brendan O’Carroll’s famous ‘Mrs Browne’ trilogy, the inspiration for the hugely successful TV...
Staging Dance
Staging Dance
Susan Cooper
Staging Dance is a practical handbook that covers all aspects of putting on a dance production. It highlights the current diversity of dance...
The Relevance of Canadian History
The Relevance of Canadian History
Robin W. Winks
In this concise and sharply focused study, the author draws upon his extensive background in Canadian and British colonial and imperial history, to...
Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 1
Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 1
Joe Kelly
The Webbed Wonder and the Merc with a Mouth are teaming up for their first series EVER! It's action, adventure and just a smattering of...
Eigenständiges Sachenrecht?
Eigenständiges Sachenrecht?
Jens Thomas Füller
English summary: The 3rd book of the German Civil Code, the so-called 'Sachenrecht' (property law), is unique compared to other laws. It is founded...
For Labor, Race, and Liberty
For Labor, Race, and Liberty
Bruce L. Mouser
More than one hundred years before Barack Obama, George Edwin Taylor made presidential history. Born in the antebellum South to a slave and a freed...
Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition
Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition
George Pattison
Dostoevsky is one of Russia's greatest novelists and a major influence in modern debates about religion, both in Russia and the West. This collection...
The Women of Hammer Horror
The Women of Hammer Horror
Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter
The Hammer studio is best known for its horror film output from the mid–1950s through the 1970s. This book provides facts about the hundreds of...