SYMPOSIUM: Globalisation Media and Adult/Sexual content: Challenges to Regulation and Research – Athens 2008
We invited papers for a two-day symposium on the global sexually explicit imagery on 30 September 2008, in Athens.
The symposium explored the ways in which the sexually explicit imagery is socialised through technological, political economic, cultural and other processes. The symposium brought together scholars working on the broader field of pornography in order to explore, analyse and articulate the need to review and revisit academic, political and cultural understandings of pornography and analyse law and policy based responses to its changing nature, as a global media industry, a form of cultural product with global reach and power to shape meaning and values, as well as an actor affecting public policy. The symposium facilitated the possibility for collaborative research agendas and policy analysis and intervention and was organised within the framework of the British Academy funded project entitled ‘The global sexually explicit imagery: challenges to regulation and research’, managed by Katharine Sarikakis (University of Leeds) and Liza Tsaliki (University of Athens).
The symposium was co-organised by the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , the Centre for International Communications Research at the Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds, UK and the Hellenic Audiovisual Centre.
The Full Athens Programme is now available.