Eitler 2013 Pornographie

Title Information

Author: Pascal Eitler

Title: Das „Reich der Sinne“?

Subtitle: Pornographie, Philosophie und die Brutalisierung der Sexualität (Westdeutschland 1968-1988)

Journal: Body Politics. Zeitschrift für Körpergeschichte

Volume: 1

Issue: 2

Year: 2013

Pages: 259-296

ISSN: 2196-4793 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: German

Keywords: 20th Century | German History

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Author: Pascal Eitler, Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)

Abstract: »This article addresses a new kind of entanglement between visualized sexuality and sexualized violence within hard-core and especially soft-core pornography in the 1970s and 1980s. It reconstructs and contextualizes how sharply increasing violence against women within the pornography of this timeframe constituted a brutalization of sexuality. The article thereby analyzes what sort of concrete knowledge about violence practices, the imagined female body, and the propagated female self was offered by pornography around and after 1968. Against this background, it also tries to historicize and to better understand the feminist Anti-Pornography-Movement of the 1970s and 1980s, focusing on the harmed feelings of women who not only observed violence within pornography but experienced it themselves while observing it.« (Source: Body Politics)


  1. „Revolution“ und „Transgression“ – Pornographie als Philosophie? (p. 265)
  2. Die „Hölle der Lust“ – Sexualität und Brutalität um und nach 1968 (p. 276)
  3. „Taten gegen Frauen“? Die Anti-Pornographie-Bewegung (1978-1988) (p. 290)

Added: April 26, 2014 | Last updated: April 26, 2014