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Sachs.pdf - liminalities: a journal of performance studies

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Liminalities: A Journal of Performance StudiesVol. 7, No. 3, Autumn 2011ISSN: 1557-2935 <http://liminalities.net/7-3/sachs.pdf>A Personal History of Desire in Porn and Hip-hop 1Aaron SachsThrough autoethnographic performance, I examine how hearing J Medeiros’ hip-hop song“Constance,” about a thirteen year-old girl in the Philippines who is sold and raped to produceinternet pornography, prompted me to question the stability of my identity. While framed by a readingof the song and its accompanying YouTube video, my self-examination focuses on exploring the lineseparating sexual objectification from erotic appreciation, and therapeutic from critical analysis; onwhat it means to be a heterosexual man struggling between the often-dueling forces of a commitment tofeminism, a love of hip-hop, and my own sexual desires; and on remixing a new hip-hop (pro)feministself."Adult content."/The title blinks in bold letters, like the vacancy sign/it's his timeto go get her/It's like his mind doesn't k...
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