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Pornography, the theory : what utilitarianism did to action

Author: Frances Ferguson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ferguson argues that the emergence of pornography as a literary phenomenon in Western culture can be tied to the development of utilitarian philosophy. He contends that considering the usefulness of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Ferguson
ISBN: 0226243206 9780226243207 0226243214 9780226243214
OCLC Number: 52720901
Description: xx, 181 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Pornography: the theory --
2. Justine, or the law of the road --
3. Eugénie, or Sade and the pornographic legacy --
4. Emma, or happiness (or sex work) --
5. Connie, or the Lawrentian woman --
Patrick: an epilogue.
Responsibility: Frances Ferguson.
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