For Adult Users Only: The Dilemma of Violent Pornography

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Susan Gubar, Joan Hoff
Indiana University Press, 1989 - Social Science - 248 pages
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..". sophisticated, provocative, and thoroughly documented.... Strongly recommended... " -- Choice ..". a welcome addition to the literature on this contentious issue." -- Journal of Communication "This book does an excellent job of portraying the complexity of the legal and philosophical debates among women about the status and effects of pornography, and it is an important interdisciplinary scholarly contribution for that reason." -- Signs In an attempt to advance our society's debate on pornography beyond the current political and legal stalemate, these essays examine explicit portrayals of violence in pornography from multidisciplinary perspectives: history, literary criticism, religious studies, ethics, political science, film studies, law, and psychology.
 

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Contents

Introduction SUSAN GUBAR AND JOAN HOFF
1
Why Is There No History of Pornography? JOAN HOFF
17
Feminism Criticism and Depictions
47
Looking at the 1986
87
Perspective ROBIN WEST
108
Public Opinion and Pornography Policy DORISJEAN BURTON
133
Mimetic Nihilism and the Eclipse
147
Understanding
163
What the Law Can
178
Marx Freud and the Money
198
Mitigating the Effects of Violent Pornography
218
Contributors
240
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