Pornography: women, violence & civil liberties

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Oxford University Press, 1992 - Social Science - 645 pages
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Does freedom of speech always play a more important role in society than the civil rights of certain members of that society? Is pornography an excuse to publish acts of violence? Many respected writers, both men and women, have contributed to this definitive collection of essays concerning pornography. Each has their own view, but they all hold two beliefs in common--a passionate opposition to censorship and a vehement conviction that until pornography is eradicated, women's status can never be equal to men's. Thoroughly researched and passionately argued, these essays examine the possible causal links between pornography and rape, child abuse, and sexual inequality. Material from soft-porn to snuff movies is analyzed. This work includes interviews with alleged victims of pornography and professionals who have treated the alleged perpetrators of pornography-related violence. Contributors include Andrea Dworkin, Michael Moorcock, and Catherine MacKinnon. The Case Against Pornography is an important contribution to anti-pornography debate.

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Ollld, now - and superceded, I'm sure (I no longer teach in this area so don't keep up with it as I might). Disturbing, highly disturbing, but worth it, I think. If you are interested in the history ... Read full review


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Catherine Itzin is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Violence, Abuse and Gender Relations Research Unit, Department of Applied Social Studies at the University of Bradford. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council for Civil Liberties.

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