How to Do Things with Pornography

Author: Nancy Bauer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674286499
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Nancy Bauer’s view, most feminist philosophers are content to work within theoretical frameworks that are false to human beings’ everyday experiences. Here she models a new way to write about pornography, women’s self-objectification, hook-up culture, and other contemporary phenomena, and in doing so she raises basic questions about philosophy.

How to Do Things with Pornography

Author: Nancy Bauer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674055209
Format: PDF
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In Nancy Bauer’s view, most feminist philosophers are content to work within theoretical frameworks that are false to human beings’ everyday experiences. Here she models a new way to write about pornography, women’s self-objectification, hook-up culture, and other contemporary phenomena, and in doing so she raises basic questions about philosophy.

How to Do Things with Videogames

Author: Ian Bogost
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 145293312X
Format: PDF, ePub
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In recent years, computer games have moved from the margins of popular culture to its center. Reviews of new games and profiles of game designers now regularly appear in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and sales figures for games are reported alongside those of books, music, and movies. They are increasingly used for purposes other than entertainment, yet debates about videogames still fork along one of two paths: accusations of debasement through violence and isolation or defensive paeans to their potential as serious cultural works. In How to Do Things with Videogames, Ian Bogost contends that such generalizations obscure the limitless possibilities offered by the medium’s ability to create complex simulated realities. Bogost, a leading scholar of videogames and an award-winning game designer, explores the many ways computer games are used today: documenting important historical and cultural events; educating both children and adults; promoting commercial products; and serving as platforms for art, pornography, exercise, relaxation, pranks, and politics. Examining these applications in a series of short, inviting, and provocative essays, he argues that together they make the medium broader, richer, and more relevant to a wider audience. Bogost concludes that as videogames become ever more enmeshed with contemporary life, the idea of gamers as social identities will become obsolete, giving rise to gaming by the masses. But until games are understood to have valid applications across the cultural spectrum, their true potential will remain unrealized. How to Do Things with Videogames offers a fresh starting point to more fully consider games’ progress today and promise for the future.

New Views on Pornography Sexuality Politics and the Law

Author: Lynn Comella
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440828067
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This book presents thought-provoking research and data about pornography that will prompt readers to reconsider their positions on a highly controversial and current issue. • Highlights contemporary and controversial issues in pornography, politics, and the law • Features the latest research and data on pornography, drawing on scholarship in philosophy, medicine, sociology, media studies, gender studies, psychology, criminology, and the law • Brings new scholarship to debates about pop culture and sexuality through comprehensive analysis of the crossroads of pornography and issues such as feminism, censorship, diversity, and sexual politics

Desiring God

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601423098
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

When Your Husband Is Addicted to Pornography

Author: Vicki Tiede
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1936768585
Format: PDF
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After the Shock Moving from Despair to Healing and Hope When your husband's addiction to pornography leaves you shattered, betrayed, and alone, where do you turn? Who do you turn to? Vicki Tiede, writing from personal experience, gently guides women toward God and away from despair. Through daily readings and questions on six important topics: hope, surrender, trust, identity, brokenness, and forgiveness, you will grow in healing and hope. Allowing God to meet your greatest needs is a long and learned process, but he promises to help you every step of the way. Questions and daily readings are suitable for both individuals and small groups.

Pornified

Author: Pamela Paul
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429900799
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Strips porn of its culture-war claptrap . . . Pornified may stand as a Kinsey Report for our time."—San Francisco Chronicle Porn in America is everywhere—not just in cybersex and Playboy but in popular video games, advice columns, and reality television shows, and on the bestseller lists. Even more striking, as porn has become affordable, accessible, and anonymous, it has become increasingly acceptable—and a big part of the personal lives of many men and women. In this controversial and critically acclaimed book, Pamela Paul argues that as porn becomes more pervasive, it is destroying our marriages and families as well as distorting our children's ideas of sex and sexuality. Based on more than one hundred interviews and a nationally representative poll, Pornified exposes how porn has infiltrated our lives, from the wife agonizing over the late-night hours her husband spends on porn Web sites to the parents stunned to learn their twelve-year-old son has seen a hardcore porn film. Pornified is an insightful, shocking, and important investigation into the costs and consequences of pornography for our families and our culture.

Wired for Intimacy

Author: William M. Struthers
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458765555
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Pornography is powerful. Our contemporary culture as been pornified, and it shapes our assumptions about identity, sexuality, the value of women and the nature of relationships. Countless Christian men struggle with the addictive power of porn. But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help. In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships. Struthers exposes false assumptions and casts a vision for a redeemed masculinity, showing how our sexual longings can actually propel us toward sanctification and holiness in our bodies. With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.

I Surrender All

Author: Clay Crosse
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1615214844
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Dove Award-winning artist Clay Crosse and his wife, Renee, share their personal story of his struggle with pornography and how they rebuilt their marriage.

Breaking the Silence

Author: Bernie Anderson
Publisher: Autumn House Publishing
ISBN: 9780812704624
Format: PDF, Mobi
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He Lived a Secret Life for years. A respected pastor, husband, and father, Bernie Anderson battled behind closed doors with pornography and sexual addiction. Exposed to pornography early in life, he was held captive by the addiction until he allowed God to transform his life. It is a problem not often spoken about in the Christian community, yet pornography and sexual addiction are devastating countless Christian homes. To help others avoid it or break free from its stronghold, Anderson tells his personal story of torment, hope, and the God who changes lives. Offering insight, encouragement, and resources, Breaking the Silence boldly reveals the truth about this addiction and how you can protect yourself and your family from the dangers of pornography. Book jacket.