Infotainment Is No Laughing Matter ; Pornography Has Special Dangers in Relation to British Institutions I Agree with Feminists That Pornography Is a Sinister Form of Power
Conor Cruise O'brien, The Independent (London, England)
Are we moving, in the last decade of the twentieth century, from infotainment towards pornotopia? The two neologisms in the question are of American origin. "Infotainment" is widely in use and refers to an important and disturbing contemporary phe nomenon: the blurring of the distinction between entertainment and information, fact and fantasy, in minds over-exposed to television. Pornotopia is the coinage of Steve Marcus in The Other Victorians (Bantam Books, 1967). Marcus wrote: "The effect of po rnography in this regard to achieve in consciousness the condition of the unconscious mind - a condition in which all things exist in a total, simultaneous present. Time, then, in …
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Publication information: Article title: Infotainment Is No Laughing Matter ; Pornography Has Special Dangers in Relation to British Institutions I Agree with Feminists That Pornography Is a Sinister Form of Power. Contributors: Conor Cruise O'brien - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: January 13, 1995. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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