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Secret Museum
     

Secret Museum

by Walter Kendrick, Univ of California Pr, University of California Press
 

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ISBN-10: 0520207297

ISBN-13: 9780520207295

Pub. Date: 02/06/1997

Publisher: University of California Press


Walter Kendrick traces the relatively recent concept of pornography—the word was not coined until the late 18th century—which became a public issue once the printing press gave ordinary people access to the erotica of the Greeks and Romans, the art and literature of the French enlightenment, and the poems of the Earl of Rochester and John Cleland's

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Walter Kendrick traces the relatively recent concept of pornography—the word was not coined until the late 18th century—which became a public issue once the printing press gave ordinary people access to the erotica of the Greeks and Romans, the art and literature of the French enlightenment, and the poems of the Earl of Rochester and John Cleland's Fanny Hill. From the secret museums to the pornography trials of Madame Bovary and Lady Chatterly's Lover, to Mapplethorpe, cable TV, and the Internet, Kendrick explores how conceptions of pornography relate to issues of freedom of expression and censorship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520207295
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/06/1997
Edition description:
First Edition, With a new afterword
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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