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Susanna Paasonen

Susanna Paasonen is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Turku, Finland, and author of Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography (MIT Press).

Titles by This Author

Affect and Online Pornography

Digital production tools and online networks have dramatically increased the general visibility, accessibility, and diversity of pornography. Porn can be accessed for free, anonymously, and in a seemingly endless range of niches, styles, and formats. In Carnal Resonance, Susanna Paasonen moves beyond the usual debates over the legal, political, and moral aspects of pornography to address online porn in a media historical framework, investigating its modalities, its affect, and its visceral and disturbing qualities.