Pornography: Private Right or Public Menace?

Pornography: Private Right or Public Menace?

by Robert M. Baird
     
 
The marketing of sexual products and services in cyberspace has propelled the pornography debate into new and uncharted territory. This revised edition of PORNOGRAPHY explores the battlelines drawn between those who argue in favor of censorship and those who defend free speech. It includes essays on defining pornography; social and psychological effects; the

Overview

The marketing of sexual products and services in cyberspace has propelled the pornography debate into new and uncharted territory. This revised edition of PORNOGRAPHY explores the battlelines drawn between those who argue in favor of censorship and those who defend free speech. It includes essays on defining pornography; social and psychological effects; the differences between pornography, erotica, and artistic expression; and sexism, violent pornography, and women's rights.

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Booknews
Offers a spectrum of opinions and arguments for and against the suppression of sexual explicit material, updated from the 1991 edition to reflect the shift of concern from print, telephones, and television to the Internet. The first section focuses on the legislative history of the 1995 Communications Decency Act and its 1997 death in the US Supreme Court. Others present feminist, libertarian, and religious perspectives and views on whether pornography does or does not cause violence. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879756901
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
11/28/1991
Series:
Contemporary Issues Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.78(d)

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