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Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
... This chapter analyzes the debates surrounding the 2002 Anti-Pornography Campaign spearheaded by Senator Velda González. The campaign targeted representations of women who danced perreo in reggaetón music videos. This chapter analyzes the various positions taken by the campaign’s supporters...
Published: 14 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375678-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
... This piece was drawn from a number of talks given around 1983, when feminists were sharply divided about whether or not a feminist anti-pornography campaign was a useful direction for feminist organizing. Snitow and other members of the Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce (FACT) argued that...
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By Ann Snitow
Published: 14 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7567-8
.... This piece was drawn from a number of talks given around 1983, when feminists were sharply divided about whether or not a feminist anti-pornography campaign was a useful direction for feminist organizing. Snitow and other members of the Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce (FACT) argued that policing and...
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By Petra R. Rivera-Rideau
Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
..., Linda, 138 dance, “sensual” vs. “sexual,” racialization children and perreo, 74, 77–78 of, 63–67. See also Anti-Pornography­ Citizens’ Bill of Rights against Obscenity Campaign and Pornography, 56 dancehall music, Jamaican, 29–30, 31–33, class...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... gets lost is as serious as what gets won. Behind the banner of pornography is the displaced discourse on sexu• ality itself. Indeed, if the anti porn campaign offers a safety zone within which the larger antifeminist forces abroad in eighties America need not be viewed, it also offers a...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-041
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... consumers. Morality crusades seem to me to have more to teach us about the nature of phobia and panic than about any of their alleged targets. The antipornography crusade got taken up by the right wing and Christian organi• zations' this time targeting gay bodies along with transgressive women or...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... to endorse the degradation of persons" (p. 87). The other major objection demonstrates the links between the antipornography campaign and this anti-S/M project, as Diana E. H. Russell, in "Sadomasochism: A Contra• Feminist Activity," complains that the Samois proselytizing is "undercut...
Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
... African diasporic aesthetics intervenes in broader debates about race and national identity in Puerto Rico. By 2002, underground had shifted to reggaetón and made inroads into the Puerto Rican mainstream. Chapter 2, “The Perils of Perreo,” focuses on the AntiPornography Campaign initiated by...
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By Petra R. Rivera-Rideau
Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
... ­after the end of Senator Velda González’s Anti- ornography­P Campaign. The Anti- ­Pornography Campaign’s attempt to accommodate reggaetón into Puerto Rico’s so-­called racial democracy Loíza  83 served as a turning point in reggaetón’s...
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By Andrea Smith
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374817-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7481-7
... Canada, 43 anesthesia, withholding of, 97-98 231 232 I e-Cln"1e5t Anishinabe, 19-20 battered women, 22 anthropologists, 120 "bell curve" studies, 76 anti-crime agendas, 157 Bellanger, Pat, 83 anti-immigration...
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By Petra R. Rivera-Rideau
Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
... draw from Higginbotham’s work, it is also impor­ ­tant to em- phasize that the AntiPornography Campaign employed a politics of respectability in order to reinforce, not disrupt, the hegemony of racial democracy discourses. 2eonor1 L Mulero, “Cinco medidas contra la difusión del perreo...
Published: 19 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375258-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7525-8
...), Fingernails con Feeling  105 as well as the problematic gender dynamics within reggaetón. In fact, dur- ing the 2002 AntiPornography Campaign, Ivy Queen criticized both the would-be government censors for unfairly targeting reggaetón, and her male reggaetón colleagues for objectifying ­women. She...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-036
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... practice," formal experiment and accessibility, filmmaking, film watching and film criticism were enthusiastically (if not vehemently) aired Conspicuous by their absence (again, perhaps not surpris• ingly) were cinema verite works and campaign films. The realism and didacticism of...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... the war. I had many friends in those groups. After a pause, the young man asked me the meaning of the term “gays and les- bians.” When I answered him, my interlocutor fell silent. Then he said, “In this region we are or­ga­nizing­ a campaign against homosexuals.” When I asked him why, he told...