Just a fantasy: how the discourse of fantasy attempts to resolve the conflicts of porn consumption

Garner, Maria and Vera-Gray, Fiona (2023) Just a fantasy: how the discourse of fantasy attempts to resolve the conflicts of porn consumption. In: The Routledge Companion to Gender, Media and Violence. Routledge Companions to Gender . Routledge, London, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9781003200871

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Discussion of the status of pornography as a form of media which blurs the boundary between fiction and reality is common in the academic debates on porn. Arguments are made from all sides which complicate the idea that pornography is simply a form of fiction or representation, from critical interpretations which focus on the production of porn to more celebratory understandings which explore how pornography consumers use porn in ways that expand their “real-world” sexual experiences. Despite this, the idea of an unambiguous boundary between reality and fantasy structures much of the public story of porn. This chapter explores why that is, drawing on the narratives of pornography consumers to explore how the distinction functions to resolve a sense of conflict between their use of pornography and their knowledge of how it is implicated in violence against women and girls.

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Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Boyle, K., & Berridge, S. (Eds.) (2023) The Routledge Companion to Gender, Media and Violence (1st ed.). on 25 August 2023, available online: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003200871 -- It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender; Pornography; Violence against women; Fantasy and reality in porn consumption
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Fiona Vera Gray
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2023 10:17
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2023 10:17
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/8851

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