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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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The Literal and the Hyperbolic: Mapping the Modalities of Online Porn

The Literal and the Hyperbolic: Mapping the Modalities of Online Porn

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Carnal Resonance

Susanna Paasonen

The MIT Press

This chapter discusses the use of spam mail to promote online pornography, as well as the importance of looking into the specificities, idiosyncrasies, and modalities of pornography to understand its role in contemporary culture and how online practices have transformed. It explores the use of heterosexual structuralism in spam emails along with the common adjectives used in spam to describe men’s and women’s genitalia, and highlights the reasons why pornography includes depictions of race, ethnicity, and nationality. The chapter explores the role comedy plays in pornography and how it is seen as a method of maintaining emotional distance from pornography, and also uses examples to explore the importance of the display of domination and control in pornography.

Keywords:   online pornography, idiosyncrasies, modalities, heterosexual structuralism, spam emails, race, ethnicity, domination

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