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Altporn, bodies, categories, spaces and connections: an ethnographical stydy about online pornography

Grant number: 08/11694-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2009
Effective date (End): March 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Urban Anthropology
Principal Investigator:Maria Filomena Gregori
Grantee:Carolina Parreiras Silva
Host Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This thesis aims to discuss and analyze the porn videos found on the Internet , focusing on the so-called alternative or altporn pornography. The choice of online took from the huge growth of finding and targeting the porn market in this space as well as the constant national and transnational attempts to control the content posted on the network , the main points of discussion are pornography , pedophilia and the piracy. So I approach , from an anthropological perspective , the ways in which online erotic acts in the market , especially in Brazil , increasing segmentation of the pornographic genre and allowing the growth of so-called alternative pornography. In this ethnographic route aboard the categories and conventions of sexuality , sexual acts and bodies found in altporn and its close connection to networks - technological and space - what we might call alternative scene in the city of São Paulo.

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SILVA, Carolina Parreiras. 'Altporn', bodies, categories, spaces and connections: an ethnographical study about online pornography. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas Campinas, SP.

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