Remediating politics online: brand(ed) new sexualities and real bodies

Fotopoulou, Aristea (2013) Remediating politics online: brand(ed) new sexualities and real bodies. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 17 (3 - 4). ISSN 1089-4160

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Abstract

This article suggests that in a world emerging in and through mediation, branded queer porn bloggers and portals become (re)mediators of queer politics. It examines the websites of two queer porn production companies, Nofauxxx and Furry Girl, and analyses how they respond to older media forms, re-articulate long-standing debates about pornography in new mediated environments and re-signify the pornographic object. Key in this process is the circulation of 'authenticity', 'real bodies', and 'diversity' discourses. Through this circulation, queer blogger/brand portals mediate models of political engagement entrenched with notions of digital networks and free markets more generally.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Revolting Bodies: Desiring Lesbians Special Issue
Keywords: remediation, authenticity, online pornography, feminism, queer politics
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0012 Sexual life > HQ0019 Sexual behaviour and attitudes. Sexuality
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
Depositing User: Aristea Fotopoulou
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 12:44
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2013 11:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37817

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