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By Julia Long

Anti-porn feminism is again. Countering the continuing "pornification" of Western tradition and society, anti-porn hobbies are powerfully re-emerging between a brand new iteration of feminist activists within the united kingdom and around the globe.

Anti-Porn: The Resurgence of Anti-Porn Feminism examines the ways that the hot feminist arguments and campaigns round pornography are articulated, deployed and acquired. Drawing on unique, ethnographic examine, it offers an in-depth research of the ideological stance, tactical repertoires, influence and importance of crusade teams difficult the pornography undefined.

This specific and encouraging e-book explains the dazzling comeback of anti-porn feminism and demanding situations liberal views and the mainstreaming on pornography of pornography that adjustments the character of our intimate relationships.

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56 While that distinction may not hold for the example of projects such as the working- class Somerville Women’s Health Clinic, divergent articulations of privilege, dispossession, service, and suffering provide compass points for this chapter’s effort to map the work of race and the various politicizations of “health” among different feminisms. Importantly, an ethos of starting with oneself traveled across and bounded these various articulations of feminist health politics. Works by the Combahee River Collective, Audre Lorde, Cherrie Moraga, Barbara Smith, and many others insisted on taking one’s own life as an epistemological and affective starting point from which to chart the violence and possibility of a contradictory multifaceted politics of living.

86 Thus, while feminist self help was certainly a vociferous critique of past oppressive medical practices, it was also a reaction to current developments, in which reproduction was a site of renewed and intensified intervention by society, which had created new methods to bind individual desires with medicine, race, and national economic futures. It was in response to these stratified conditions that health in gen54 chApter one eral became a domain of counter-conduct in the 1970s. 87 Even from within the medical profession, counter- conduct projects occurred.

31 In other words, whiteness is not a property of persons, but a historical formation that has differentially charged subjects as available for privileges, property, injury, and dispossessions through their bodies. If biopolitics is analytically understood as strategies for politicizing the bind between individual bodies and aggregate forms of life, the “we” that Los Angeles feminist self help announced calls for historicization on a wider terrain of whiteness and the feminist- conjured aggregates—the many versions of “women” raced and unraced—provoked by political economies of late twentieth- century America.

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