Pornography And Sexual Representation

Pornography And Sexual Representation

by Joseph Slade
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313315191

ISBN-13: 9780313315190

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

For better or worse, pornography and sexual representation suffuse American culture. This first comprehensive guide to the literature includes the history of pornography in the United States and discusses pornography in a vast range of media. It presents information regarding bibliographies and reference tools concerning pornography and reviews of references

Overview

For better or worse, pornography and sexual representation suffuse American culture. This first comprehensive guide to the literature includes the history of pornography in the United States and discusses pornography in a vast range of media. It presents information regarding bibliographies and reference tools concerning pornography and reviews of references devoted to the histories of sexuality and its representations and on theoretical works on erotica and pornography. A chronology of important dates in the history of American Pornography and a discussion of child pornography outline issues and events throughout its history. Dramatic, visual, and electronic media are gathered and arranged by topic. Pornography in all of its forms is explored in this three volume reference. Slade includes many avenues upon which pornography and sexual representation have had an impact including research and policy in the medical and social sciences, the law in the United States, and the economics of pornography.

An invaluable tool for further research, this guide to the literature of pornography and sexual representation will appeal to scholars and students of popular culture, gender and women's studies, and gay and lesbian studies. It will also interest those in the field of American history and mass media.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313315190
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
American Popular Culture Series
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
How to Use This Guide xxi
Introduction: Tracking Pornography Through History and Theory 1(4)
Chronology of Important Dates in the History of American Pornography
5(24)
Thinking about Pornography
29(8)
A Brief History of American Pornography
37(58)
Early Domestic Expression
39(5)
Legislation, Technology, and War as Spurs to Expression
44(3)
Pornography as a Function of Class and Politics
47(3)
Pornography, Birth Control, and Racism
50(5)
Loosening of Restraints
55(4)
Tijuana Bibles and Sleazy Fiction
59(3)
Battles among the Censors
62(5)
The "Sexual Revolution" of the 1960s
67(3)
Theatrical Forms of Sex
70(6)
Motion Pictures Transform Sexual Expression
76(9)
Indecency in Electronic Media
85(10)
Bibliographies and Reference Tools
95(58)
Human Sexuality
97(2)
Sexual Subcultures
99(4)
General Works on Pornography and Erotica
103(1)
General Guides to Censorship
104(3)
Erotic Books
107(7)
Folklore and Humor
114(1)
Erotic Art
115(3)
Photographs
118(2)
Films and Videotapes
120(7)
Sexual Aids and Equipment
127(1)
Magazines, Newspapers, and Comics
128(3)
Electronic Media
131(2)
Performance
133(20)
Histories of Sexuality and Its Representations
153(82)
The "Invention" of Pornography
153(5)
The "Invention" of Sexuality
158(3)
The Social Construction of Sexuality and Gender
161(10)
Recovering a "Pornographic" Past: Histories of Homosexual Subcultures
171(3)
General Histories of Sex
174(2)
Broad Histories of Sex in America
176(1)
Period Studies
177(9)
Sex and Pornography Surveys
186(5)
Contraception and Family Planning Advice as Pornography
191(2)
Sex Education
193(1)
Pressure Groups, the Bifurcation of Feminism, and Moral Panics
194(8)
Hearings, Panels, Commissions, and Other Forums for Dramatizing Sexual Expression
202(8)
Notable Feminist Conferences
210(25)
Theoretical Works on Erotica and Pornography
235(82)
Pornography as Sexual Folklore
235(4)
Religious Positions on Pornography
239(3)
Schlock Shock: Conservative and Liberal
242(5)
Pornography and Politics
247(4)
Feminist Positions on Pornography
251(21)
Pornography as Taboo
272(3)
Pornography and Subversion
275(7)
Pornography as Technology
282(5)
Aesthetics: Pornography as Art
287(5)
Miscellaneous Defenses of Pornography
292(5)
Pornography and Postmodernism
297(20)
Major Research Collections (and the Problems of the Librarian)
317(28)
Libraries and Pornography
317(2)
Building and Securing Sensitive Collections
319(3)
Notable Collectors and Private Collections
322(4)
Major Research Collections
326(5)
Lesser-Known Research Collections
331(14)
Child Pornography
345

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