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For Adult Users Only : The Dilemma of Violent Pornography

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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." SignsIn 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."show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 155.4 x 233.7 x 17.8mm | 383.19g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 10figs.5tabs.
  • 0253205085
  • 9780253205087
  • 2,019,509

Table of contents

Introduction Susan Gubar and Joan Hoff Part One Past Debates and Present Stalemates 1. Why Is There No History of Pornography? Joan Hoff 2. Representing Pornography: Feminism, Criticism, and Depiction Female Violation Susan Gubar 3. Pornography and the Religious Imagination Mary Jo Weaver 4. Social Science and Public Policy: Looking at the 1986 Commission on Pornography Edna Einsiedel 5. Pornography as a Legal Text: Comments from a Legal Perspective Robein West Part Two Contemporary Ramifications 6. Public Opinion and Pornography Policy Doris-Jean Burton 7. Violent Pornography: Mimetic Nihilism and the Eclipse of Differences Richard B. Miller 8. Beyond the Meese Commission Report: Understanding the Variable Nature of Pornography Regulation David Pritchard 9. Pornography and Existing Law: What the Law Can Do Lauren Robel 10. Fetishism and Hard Core: Marx, Freud, and the OMoney ShotO Linda Williams 11. Mitigating the Effects of Violent Pornography Margaret intons-Peterson and Beverly Roskos-Ewoldsen Contributors Indexshow more

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