QotD: “The Pornography of Representation”

The fantasy of porn is not fully depicted, it is not identical with the ‘content’ of representation, it is to be completed by the active subject, the viewer-hero of the representation.

The pleasure is more fully realizable under the sole control of the subject, through the total objectification of the ‘object’

Kappeler, S. 1986, “Subjects, Objects and Equal Opportunities”, The Pornography of Representation, Polity Press, Cambridge, pp.48-60 (digital edition)

Found at The Colour of Pomegranates

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