Pornography studies in past, present and future.

  • Auteur(s):
    Ine Vanwesenbeeck
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In this article, the author looks back on some publications on (women and) pornography that appeared in the Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie and the Tijdschrift voor Vrouwenstudies in the early 1980-ies. Ways in which research and knowledge have improved over the years are reflected upon. Some crucial scientific insights gained on women and pornography are considered. Some limitations of the body of research are identified as well and lead to desires for future studies. In addition, the author stresses that pornography research faces the challenge of gaining insight in diversifying erotic and porn practices in increasingly mediatised societies.

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