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1st Edition

Pornography, Indigeneity and Neocolonialism

ISBN 9780367193300
Published March 4, 2020 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

Pornography, Indigeneity and Neocolonialism examines how pornography operates as a representational system that authenticates settler colonies, focussing on American and Australian examples to reveal how pornography encodes whiteness, pleasure, colonisation and Indigeneity.

This is the first text to use decolonial and queer theory to examine the role of pornography in America and Australia, as part of a network of neocolonial strategies that "naturalise" occupation. It is also the first study to focus on Indigenous people in pornography, providing a framework for understanding explicit representations of First Nations peoples. Pornography, Indigeneity and Neocolonialism defines the characteristics of heterosexual pornography in settler colonies, exposing how the landscape is presented as both exotic and domestic – a land of taboo pleasures that is tamed and occupied by and through white bodies. Examining the absence of Indigenous porn actors and arguing against the hypervisual fetishising of Black bodies that dominates racialised porn discourse, the book places this absence within the context of legal, political and military neocolonial Indigenous elimination strategies.

This book will be of key interest to researchers and students studying porn studies, media and film studies, critical race studies and whiteness studies.

Table of Contents


Colonial Pornographic Exotica

The Absence of Indigenous People in Pornography

The Colonial Cumshot

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Tim Gregory is a Lecturer in Art at UNSW, Sydney. He is an artist and writer who researches the intersection of pornography, colonialism, art and politics. He is interested in experimental art and writing that critiques heterosexual culture. Tim has exhibited work at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), the Art Gallery of NSW and the Venice Arsenale. He has been selected for the Arte Laguna Prize, 8th Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art and The Blake Prize. He has published in Porn Studies, Sexualities, CSR and the Space and Culture Journal.