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Pornography In America
     

Pornography In America

by Joseph W. Slade
 

ISBN-10: 1576070859

ISBN-13: 9781576070857

Pub. Date: 08/11/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

A complete overview of this volatile subject, treating pornographic genres as cultural resources, sorting out issues, illuminating controversies, and framing the debate.

• Biographical sketches focus on noted figures in the controversy such as Lenny Bruce, Andrea Dworkin, and Larry Flynt

• Includes a chronology, facts and statistics, and a listing of

Overview

A complete overview of this volatile subject, treating pornographic genres as cultural resources, sorting out issues, illuminating controversies, and framing the debate.

• Biographical sketches focus on noted figures in the controversy such as Lenny Bruce, Andrea Dworkin, and Larry Flynt

• Includes a chronology, facts and statistics, and a listing of organizations on both sides of the issue

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576070857
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/11/2000
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexiii
1Introduction1
The Cultural Dynamics of Sexual Expression1
Cautious Definitions3
Pornography as Folklore, or Why Pornography Is Important5
Pornography as Technology: Learning Control7
Pornography, Communication, and Politics: Three Views11
Pornography as Supporter of the Status Quo11
Pornography as Revolutionary13
Pornography as Market-driven Commodity16
Public Decorum versus Private Fantasy: The Trashing of Manners18
The Feminist Critique23
Censors26
Research on Pornography30
Law and Sexual Representation32
Criminal Aspects of Pornography36
Connections with Organized Crime36
Child Pornography37
Notes40
2History and Genres of Pornography49
Sexual Speech and Folklore49
Erotic Newspapers and Magazines56
Erotic Literature65
Erotic Art73
Erotic Performance81
Erotic Photography91
Erotic Motion Pictures and Videotapes100
Erotic Electronic Media109
Dial-a-Porn Services109
Broadcasting110
Cablecasting and Satellites113
Computers and the Internet115
Notes119
3Chronology141
4Biographical Sketches167
5Documents and Statistics203
Court Decisions203
Regina v. Hicklin203
People v. Doris204
Mutual Film Corp. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio204
Halsey v. New York Society for the Suppression of Vice205
United States v. One Book Called "Ulysses,"206
United States v. One Book Entitled Ulysses by James Joyce (Random House Inc.)206
Hannegan, Postmaster General v. Esquire, Inc.207
Joseph Burnstyn, Inc., v. Wilson, Commissioner of Education of New York208
Butler v. Michigan209
Roth v. United States209
Excelsior Pictures Corp. v. Regents of the University of the State of New York211
Kingsley Int'l Pictures Corp. v. Regents of the University of the State of New York211
Smith v. California212
Manual Enterprises, Inc., v. Day, Postmaster General212
Jacobellis v. Ohio213
Ginzburg v. United States214
Memoirs v. Massachusetts214
Redrup v. New York215
Stanley v. Georgia215
Miller v. California216
Paris Adult Theatre v. Slaton217
Jenkins v. Georgia218
Young, Mayor of Detroit, v. American Mini-Theatres, Inc.219
FCC v. Pacifica Foundation219
Schad v. Borough of Mt. Ephraim221
American Booksellers Association, Inc., v. William H. Hudnut III, Mayor, City of Indianapolis222
American Booksellers, Inc., v. Commonwealth of Virginia223
Renton v. Playtime Theatres224
Barnes v. Glen Theater, Inc.225
Jacobson v. United States226
Alexander v. United States226
Austin v. United States227
American Civil Liberties Union v. Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States227
Janet Reno v. ACLU228
Laws and Legislation228
The First Amendment (1791)228
The Fourteenth Amendment (1868)229
The Indianapolis Ordinance (1984)229
Section 2257, 18 U.S. Code (1995)230
The Communications Decency Act (1996)231
Reports231
The Report of the President's Commission on Obscenity and Pornography (1970)231
The Report of the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography (1986)232
The Economics of Pornography234
Pornographic Magazines and Books234
Pornographic Films and Videos236
Broadcast and Cable Media237
Dial-a-Porn Services237
The Internet238
Performance239
Notes240
6Directory of Organizations243
7Print and Nonprint Reference Materials261
Books261
Bibliographies290
Essays in Edited Volumes293
Magazine and Journal Articles296
Periodicals301
Videotapes and Films302
Glossary309
Index321
About the Author351
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