Bad attitude/s on trial : pornography, feminism, and the Butler decision / Brenda Cossman [and others].

Author
  • Bell, Shannon [author] [aut http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut]
In
  • De Gruyter University of Toronto Press eBook Package Archive 1896-1999 ; ISBN: 9783110490947
Other titles
  • Bad attitudes on trial
  • Bad attitude on trial
  • Pornography, feminism, and the Butler decision
  • Bad attitudes on trial : pornography, feminism, and the Butler decision.
Published
  • Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press c1997
Physical description
1 online resource (ix, 273 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
  • 9781442671157
  • 1442671157
  • 128204575X
  • 9781282045750
  • 0802006876
  • 0802076432
  • 9780802076434
  • 9780802006875
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-259) and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. [New York]: JSTOR, [2020]. Available as JPEG images or in PDF format. Description based on contents viewed 27 October 2020.
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • In English.
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jul 2020)
Contents
  • Introduction / Brenda Cossman, Shannon Bell -- Shaping Butler: the new politics of anti-pornography / Lise Gotell -- Feminist fashion or morality in drag? the sexual subtext of the Butler decision / Brenda Cossman -- Ít's merely designed for sexual arousal:́ interrogating the indefensibility of lesbian smut / Becki L. Ross -- On ne peut pas voir límage [the image cannot be seen] / Shannon Bell.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • Livres numériques.
  • text
  • Trials, litigation, etc.
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • Bad Attitude/s on Trial is a critical analysis of pornography in the context of contemporary Canada. The notion that pornography both reflects sexual domination and 'victimizes' women has recently found expression in law in the landmark Canadian Supreme Court decision of R. v. Butler (1992). Many feminists embrace this new law as progressive, but in the post-Butler years, straight, mainstream pornography is still flourishing, while sexual representations that challenge conventional notions of sexuality, such as those centering on gay and lesbian sex and s/m sex, are the focus of censorship. It is the censorship of sexual others that the authors critique from a legal, cultural, gay, and philosophical standpoint.Lise Gotell examines the intervention of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) in the Butler decision and provides an overview of socio-legal debates on pornography and censorship. Brenda Cossman examines the Butler decision itself and challenges the dominant reading of this case as a feminist victory. Becki Ross critically examines the expert testimony she delivered in defense of Bad Attitude, an American lesbian sex magazine seized by police from Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto in 1992. She details the difficulties she encountered in explicating and contextualizing the specificities, nuances, and complexities of lesbian s/m fantasy in a court of law. In the final chapter, Shannon Bell advances a conception of pornography that is not distinguishable from philosophy, using philosophy to make pornography.Bad Attitude/s on Trial provides a new debate on pornography and feminism. It will be of particular interest to students of both women's, and gay and lesbian issues, but will also be relevant for scholars of law, political science, and philosophy, as well as for anyone interested in a different, provocative view of the Butler decision.

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