East Asian Pornographies and Online Porn Cultures

  • Jacobs, Katrien (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Baudinette, Thomas (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Hambleton, Alexandra (Primary Chief Investigator)

Project: Research

Description

Pornography’s impact on transnational models of media aesthetics and governance have been well documented from a Euro-American perspective. This special issue of Porn Studies will contribute to the field of pornography studies, however, by rethinking the cultural impact of pornography as audio-visual and online media from an East Asian perspective. The issue will specifically focus on pornographies made and consumed in and across Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. We would like to examine under-reported East Asian cultures of pornography, not only to uncover phenomena from within this region, but also to challenge and fine-tune existing academic research networks and paradigms. The overall aim of the special issue will thus be to think through how the lived experience of producing and consuming various pornographies throughout East Asia may extend, nuance, challenge, or even affirm the dominant Euro-American understandings of pornography that are becoming increasingly axiomatic within pornography studies as an emerging interdisciplinary field of study.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/20