Problem of Pornography / Edition 1

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The only anthology devoted exclusively to the topic of pornography and censorship that is designed as a textbook. Its aim is threefold: To make students aware of (1) the vast scope of arguments concerning both the nature of pornography and what ought to be done about it; (2) the fact that there is more than one feminist position on pornography; and (3) the complexity of arguments about free speech. Balanced and up-to-date, the book is sensitive to the variety of feminist positions on pornography without being a feminist book and is also sensitive to the complexity of free speech issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534220440
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/12/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction: Constructing the ''''Problem'''' of Pornography. PART ONE: CHARACTERIZING PORNOGRAPHY. Erotica and Pornography: A Clear and Present Difference - Gloria Steinem. Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom: A Closer Look - Helen E. Longino. Power - Andrea Dworkin. Francis Biddle's Sister: Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech - Catharine A. MacKinnon. PART TWO: RIGHTS, EQUALITY, AND FREE SPEECH. Do We Have a Right to Pornography? - Ronald Dworkin. Whose Right? Ronald Dworkin, Women, and Pornographers - Rae Langton. Liberty and Pornography - Ronald Dworkin. Why There Is No Free Speech and It's a Good Thing, Too - Stanley Fish. PART THREE: PORNOGRAPHY, SEXUALITY, AND POLITICS. Men's Pornography: Gay vs. Straight - Thomas Waugh. Gays and the Pro-Pornography Movement: Having the Hots for Sex Discrimination - John Stoltenberg. Feminism, Moralism, and Pornography - Ellen Willis. Beyond Gender Dangers and Private Pleasures: Theory and Ethics in the Sex Debates - Mariana Valverde. PART FOUR: PORNOGRAPHY AND SPEECH ACTS. Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts - Rae Langton. Speech Acts and Pornography - Jennifer Hornsby. Legal Appendix. Bibliography.

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