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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Testing the effects of exposure to virtual child pornography on viewer cognitions and attitudes toward deviant sexual behavior

Paul, Bryant Matthew. January 2003 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 88-98).
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Pornography and the church an exploratory study of the impact of Internet pornography use and what churches are doing to minister to those who view sexually explicit material on the Internet /

Lefler, Joshua D. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (Psy. D.)--Wheaton College Graduate School, 2008. / Abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 47-52).
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The influence of Internet pornography on heterosexual male university students' attitudes toward sexuality /

Baker, Misty, January 2007 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (M.S.)--Eastern Illinois University, 2007. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 42-46).
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Pornography and the church an exploratory study of the impact of Internet pornography use and what churches are doing to minister to those who view sexually explicit material on the Internet /

Lefler, Joshua D. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (Psy. D.)--Wheaton College Graduate School, 2008. / Abstract. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 47-52).
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Pharmacopornographic subjectivity in the work of Paul B. Preciado

Ropek Hewson, Sofia January 2018 (has links)
This thesis examines 'pharmacopornographic' subjectivity in the work of contemporary Spanish philosopher, Paul B. Preciado, and represents the first extended study of his work. In Preciado's writing, 'pharmacopornographic' describes the entwined influence and dominance of the pharmaceutical and pornographic industries, and the thesis analyses how they produce 'pharmacopornographic' subjects. This thesis explores Preciado's writing on gender, sexuality, pornography, drugs and power between 2002 and 2014 and articulates an emergent trans-feminism. This research analyses how pharmacological and pornographic industries affect the design and production of genders and subjectivities. The thesis further refines Preciado's assertion that contemporary, 'pharmacopornographic' regimes of power produce subjects rather than objects, or people, rather than things. Ultimately, this research is concerned with understanding the production of pharmacologically-determined subjectivity. The thesis articulates various subject positions, as a means of theorising pharmacopornographic subjectivity: 'The Voyeur', 'The Sex Worker', 'The Biodrag King' and 'The Junkie'. These subject-position chapters are prefaced with a chapter exploring theoretical frameworks used to analyse Preciado's work, and the thesis concludes with a chapter on accelerationism and the microprosthetic scale of Testo Junkie.
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Couples sharing recovery from a husband's addiction to pornography : a qualitative study /

Zitzman, Spencer T., January 2004 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Brigham Young University. Dept. of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2004. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 78-85).
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Campaigning for communications decency in Hong Kong /

Cheuk, Wing-chuen. January 2001 (has links)
Thesis (M. Journ.)--University of Hong Kong, 2001. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 39-46).
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Sexual discourse: power, knowledge, and the docile body

McLeod, Janelle 13 September 2011 (has links)
Human sexuality is a product of sociocultural and historical constructs. In modern, contemporary society, pornography has emerged as the dominant form of sexual discourse, transforming the human body as an object to be manipulated, shaped, and trained. In this thesis, I will argue that pornography is the vehicle for disciplinary practices that transforms human bodies into sexual bodies that are mere representations of itself. As Michel Foucault describes it in Discipline and Punish (1977), discourse does not function all by itself to produce effects of power, but, rather, the efficacy of discourse is tied to the systematic and calculated use of force by definite agents on definite human bodies. Modern pornographic sexual discourse is only part of a power-knowledge formation that includes subtle and often direct coercion over the body. Men acting as sexual partners extract from pornography a ‘knowledge’ of sexuality that they use to organize their personal domination over women, in order to turn women into docile bodies that learn to adopt various positions or gestures. Even though, if discipline is successful, coercion is minimized, economized, to generate the maximum effect of control through the minimum expenditure of force, a force that never disappears completely. When society is saturated with pornographic representations as a normative standard, which in turn operates as an ideal to which people ‘voluntarily’ aspire, it is only because of the operation of this efficient economy of force, which goes mostly unnoticed. Perceived as a natural, innate human characteristic, sexuality is instead a social construct, where all of the body’s movement, gestures, and attitudes are manipulated, and thus obedient to a pornographic ideal of sexual experience that is limited in its heteronormative expression.
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Sexual discourse: power, knowledge, and the docile body

McLeod, Janelle 13 September 2011 (has links)
Human sexuality is a product of sociocultural and historical constructs. In modern, contemporary society, pornography has emerged as the dominant form of sexual discourse, transforming the human body as an object to be manipulated, shaped, and trained. In this thesis, I will argue that pornography is the vehicle for disciplinary practices that transforms human bodies into sexual bodies that are mere representations of itself. As Michel Foucault describes it in Discipline and Punish (1977), discourse does not function all by itself to produce effects of power, but, rather, the efficacy of discourse is tied to the systematic and calculated use of force by definite agents on definite human bodies. Modern pornographic sexual discourse is only part of a power-knowledge formation that includes subtle and often direct coercion over the body. Men acting as sexual partners extract from pornography a ‘knowledge’ of sexuality that they use to organize their personal domination over women, in order to turn women into docile bodies that learn to adopt various positions or gestures. Even though, if discipline is successful, coercion is minimized, economized, to generate the maximum effect of control through the minimum expenditure of force, a force that never disappears completely. When society is saturated with pornographic representations as a normative standard, which in turn operates as an ideal to which people ‘voluntarily’ aspire, it is only because of the operation of this efficient economy of force, which goes mostly unnoticed. Perceived as a natural, innate human characteristic, sexuality is instead a social construct, where all of the body’s movement, gestures, and attitudes are manipulated, and thus obedient to a pornographic ideal of sexual experience that is limited in its heteronormative expression.
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Young people and XXX : an exploratory survey exploring the consumption of and attitudes to pornography using and comparing self-report and unmatched count techniques for the collection of sensitive data.

Du Toit, Ryan. January 2013 (has links)
This study was concerned with investigating young people’s consumption, interactions and attitudes towards pornography. However, obtaining valid answers to sensitive questions is an old and persistent problem in survey research (Coutts & Jann, 2011). Therefore, a second objective of this study was to assess the methodological efficacy of the Unmatched-Count Technique (UCT). The UCT is a survey protocol that provides greater levels of anonymity in the attempt to elicit more truthful responses than conventional survey techniques regarding sensitive issues/behaviours. In this study the base rates of UCT were compared to those obtained by an online self-report questionnaire (SRQ). One hundred and forty five students ages 18-24 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus, completed an online questionnaire. Participants were either assigned to the UCT or the SRQ. The results revealed that the majority (93.75%) of the sample had been exposed to pornography, more males (76.00%) than females (23.07%) consumed pornography, and that male participants tended to express a more positive-accepting attitude towards pornography than the female participants. A Two-Sample Z-Test was used to compare the base rates of the UCT and the SRQ. The results suggest that the SRQ underestimates base-rates in comparison to the UCT The results illustrate that young people are interacting and consuming pornography within the South African context and as such future research should be aimed at further exploring this genre of sexual media. Furthermore, this study adds to the empirical work which employs the UCT and highlights the efficacy and potential of the technique. Keywords: attitudes, pornography, South Africa, unmatched-count technique, young people. / Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2013.

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