For adult users only: the dilemma of violent pornography

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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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Introduction susan gubar and joan hoff
Why Is There No History of Pornography? joan hoff
Feminism Criticism and Depictions

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About the author (1989)

Susan Gubar is the coauthor of The Madwoman in the Attic, a foundational work of feminist criticism, and the coeditor of The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Hoff is the director of the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University.

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