Pornography and Sexual Representation: A Reference Guide, Volume 1

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - Social Science - 1313 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

Chronology of Important Dates in the History of American Pornography
11
Thinking about Pornography
35
A Brief History of American Pornography
43
Early Domestic Expression
45
Legislation Technology and War as Spurs to Expression
50
Pornography as a Function of Class and Politics
53
Pornography Birth Control and Racism
56
Loosening of Restraints
61
The Social Construction of Sexuality and Gender
167
Histories of Homosexual Subcultures
177
General Histories of Sex
180
Broad Histories of Sex in America
182
Period Studies
183
Sex and Pornography Surveys
192
Contraception and Family Planning Advice as Pornography
197
Sex Education
199

Tijuana Bibles and Sleazy Fiction
65
Battles among the Censors
68
The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s
73
Theatrical Forms of Sex
76
Motion Pictures Transform Sexual Expression
82
Indecency in Electronic Media
91
Bibliographies and Reference Tools
101
Human Sexuality
103
Sexual Subcultures
105
General Works on Pornography and Erotica
109
General Guide to Censorship
110
Erotic Books
113
Folklore and Humor
120
Erotic Art
121
Photographs
124
Films and Videotapes
126
Sexual Aids and Equipment
133
Magazines Newspapers and Comics
134
Electronic Media
137
Performance
139
Histories of Sexuality and Its Representations
159
The Invention of Sexuality
164
Pressure Groups the Bifurcation of Feminism and Moral Panics
200
Hearings Panels Commissions and Other Forums for Dramatizing Sexual Expression
208
Notable Feminist Conferences
216
Theoretical Works on Erotica and Pornography
241
Religious Positions on Pornography
245
Conservative and Liberal
248
Pornography and Politics
253
Feminist Positions on Pornography
257
Pornography as Taboo
278
Pornography and Subversion
281
Pornography as Technology
288
Pornography as Art
293
Miscellaneous Defenses of Pornography
298
Pornography and Postmodernism
303
Major Research Collections and the Problems of the Librarian
323
Building and Securing Sensitive Collections
325
Notable Collectors and Private Collections
328
Major Research Collections
332
LesserKnown Research Collections
337
Child Pornography
351
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JOSEPH W. SLADE is Professor with the School of Communication, Ohio University, Athens.

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