„Szaleństwo ciał” — pornografia współczesna a medykalizacja ciała. Implikacje historycznomedyczne

  1. Grzegorz Wiktorowski



“Frenzy of bodies” — contemporary pornography and body medicalization. Historical-medical implications

The author believes that pornography of last few decades has gone changes which have not occurred since ancient times. These changes were initiated especially by the processes of medical­ization and, therefore, rationalization of the human body. Stripped from the odium of the sacrum (sacred things), the mystery or the cosmological battle between Good and Evil, the body has been subjected to instrumentalisation in different dimensions. The last stage of changes that can be ob­served in contemporary pornography is its “somatization”. It is defined by the author as a functional and qualitative “reorientation” which means that pornographic narration is deprived of presenting emotional, relational or moral elements and aspects. The narration does not focus just on the “tech­nology” of the sexual act, but merely concentrates on the body, even going deep inside.


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Forum Socjologiczne

8, 2017

Pages from 125 to 145

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