`This book confirms David Harris' status as a leading theorist in contemporary culture and leisure in the UK. He offers a distinctive, coherent and authoritative guide to the major concepts and debates that should engage leisure scholars and scholarship' - Dr Peter Bramham, Senior Lecturer in Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan UniversityWritten with the needs of today's student in mind, the SAGE Key Concepts series provides accessible, authoritative and reliable coverage of the essential issues in a range of disciplines. Written in each case by experienced and respected experts in the subject area, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages understanding without sacrificing the level of detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues.Key Concepts in Leisure Studies:• Provides a student-friendly guide to the key debates in leisure studies• Reflects recent developments in the field, encompassing related work in media studies, cultural studies, sports studies and sociology • Cross-references each 1500 word exposition to other concepts in the field• Offers definitions, section outlines and further reading guidance for independent learning• Is supported by the author's website http:/www.arasite.org/keyconc.html• Is essential reading for undergraduates and NVQ students in leisure studies.



Pornography can be defined literally as involving writing about the activities of prostitutes. More generally, it is the written or pictorial depiction of explicit sexual activity, following a ‘popular aesthetic’ (Bourdieu, 1986). It is designed to invite immediate erotic participation and bodily gratification and uses a minimum of artistic conventions. Legal definitions often involve terms referring to possible effects on subsequent behaviour: aggressive sexual activity, a disregard for consent, some sort of moral corruption, a departure from ‘normal’ tastes, or a general lowering of respect for others.

Section Outline:Pornography and social harm: the problems of research; feminist cases for and against censorship. Pornography as playful, ‘carnivalesque’, or subversive. Sex therapy sex documentaries and ambiguity. Gay pornography its conventions and effects. The libertarian case: de Sade, Annie ...

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