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The secret museum : pornography in modern culture

Author: Walter M Kendrick
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although erotica has always existed, "pornography" is a recent phenomenon: as late as the eighteenth century the word did not exist. From the secret museums to the pornography trials of Madame Bovary and Lady Chatterly's Lover, to Mapplethorpe, cable TV, and the Internet, Walter Kendrick explores how conceptions of pornography relate to issues of freedom of expression and censorship. He provides, too, a fascinating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter M Kendrick
ISBN: 0520207297 9780520207295
OCLC Number: 34547421
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, 1987. With new afterword.
Description: xiv, 318 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Pornography in modern culture
Responsibility: Walter Kendrick.
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