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Carnal ResonanceAffect and Online Pornography$
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Susanna Paasonen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016315

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016315.001.0001

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Bad Taste, Miasmic Forces, and the Ubiquity of Online Porn

Bad Taste, Miasmic Forces, and the Ubiquity of Online Porn

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(p.30) (p.31) 2 Bad Taste, Miasmic Forces, and the Ubiquity of Online Porn
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Carnal Resonance
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Susanna Paasonen

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016315.003.0002

This chapter focuses on the risk and filth notions of pornography along with its low cultural status. It explores the extensive use of the Internet by pornography distributors and consumers, and dicusses developments in online pornography in the mid 1990s, which are responsible for the increasing dot-com craze. The chapter presents the role of U.S. government regulation practices in the commercialization of sexual content. It presents a discussion about protecting children from exposure to sexual content on the Internet, wherein the Internet is seen as a harmful technological tool for children. The chapter discusses the increase in the volume of online pornography, which it relates to addiction, and discusses the positive effect that filth notions within pornography have on attracting the viewers to pornography websites. It presents arguments regarding pornography’s association with the lower classes, stating that consumers of online pornography do not belong only to the lower classes.

Keywords:   online pornography, children, Internet, dot-com craze, sexual content commercialization

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