[Ads-l] pornographic

Geoff Nathan an6993 at WAYNE.EDU
Mon Nov 3 15:14:57 UTC 2014


Alas, living as I do in the epicenter of 'ruin porn' I'm quite familiar with the term, as well as the reaction to it: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruins_photography 

Geoffrey S. Nathan 
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> From: "Neal Whitman" <nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET>
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> Subject: Re: pornographic

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> Other examples of more generalized pornography that come to mind
> include:

> food porn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_porn
> disaster porn:
> http://inthesetimes.com/article/5487/our_addiction_to_disaster_porn
> earth porn: http://earthporn.org/

> A COCA search for "[nn*] porn" also turns up torture porn, reality
> porn,
> death porn, and (new to me) ruin porn. Of course, there's also stuff
> like "kiddie porn" and "internet porn," in which "porn" still has its
> more specific meaning.

> Neal

> On 11/2/2014 5:54 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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> >
> > 'Luridly appealing to a debased sensibility.'
> >
> > http://www.flickfilosopher.com/2014/01/lone-survivor-review-never-get-involved-land-war-asia.htm
> > l
> >
> > ."..acknowledges the powerful fraternity of soldiers without being
> > jingoistic about their work, and one that depicts the intensity and
> > adrenaline of a battlefield without being pornographic about it."
> >
> > Obviously alluding to "pornography of violence," but the key word
> > "violence," while it is suggested, does not appear.
> >
> > JL
> >

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