Women's sex/porn sanctuaries and social movements in Hong Kong and San Francisco
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AbstractThis article analyzes the views and activities of sex activists and entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and San Francisco who were interviewed about the topic of queer and feminist pornography and its relationship to social movements. Hong Kong in recent years has become an exemplary East Asian protest site where questions of feminism, LGBTQ rights and erotic entertainment are negotiated at the borders of a larger democracy movement. For decades, San Francisco has been a mecca for LGBTQ activism, while also being at the forefront of queer pornography industries. This cross-cultural study and its ethnographic encounters will highlight and compare manners of queering porn and politics, while offering an interpretation of Judith Butler's writings on performativity and assembly as a way to understand contemporary activism and body politics. Finally, in a push to decolonize the myth of San Francisco as the more ideal erotic city, the article reflects on geo-political shifts affecting counter-cultural legacies of sexual collectivity and entertainment, including ongoing real-estate speculation coinciding with a global upsurge of supremacist governments.
Acceptance Date05/02/2018
All Author(s) ListKatrien Jacobs
Journal namePorn Studies
Year2018
Volume Number5
Issue Number3
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages257 - 270
ISSN2326-8743
eISSN2326-8751
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsHong Kong, San Francisco, pornography, feminism, LGBTQ, social activism, democracy

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