Paperback ISBN: 9781910924181
eBook ISBN: 9781910924198
Publication date: 16th June, 2016
Collapsing distinctions beween novel, memoir and essay, The Aesthetics of Degradation transcends cliches about free expression and the demands of the market to ask: What are the moral and psychological consequences of the mercantilization of abuse?
Praise for The Aesthetics of Degradation:
“… an incitement to readers to think deeply and honestly about a question of profound social importance.” — LA Review of Books
“… not an easy or comfortable read, though it is an engrossing and fascinating one.” — Ark Books
“… a remarkable novel-cum-essay that boldly tackles this difficult field, fearlessly confronting the humiliation of women in hard-core porn as an extreme example of the commodification of cruelty.” — Times Higher Education