Language, Discourse, Society

On Pornography

Literature, Sexuality and Obscenity Law

Authors: Saunders, David, Williamson, Dugald

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The policing of pornography remains a subject of widespread controversy. On Pornography provides a history of this policing and an understanding of the current debate. The authors show that obscenity law should not be understood negatively as censorship but as part of the positive administration of a particular practice of sexuality. This book indicates that obscenity law is not, as liberals claim, a mistaken attempt to police moral ideas, but rather forms part of the legitimate governmental regulation of a problematic social conduct.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • An Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Hunter, Ian (et al.)

  • The Pornographic Field

    Pages 12-56

    Hunter, Ian (et al.)

  • Nineteenth-Century English Obscenity Law

    Pages 57-91

    Hunter, Ian (et al.)

  • Literary Erotics

    Pages 92-134

    Hunter, Ian (et al.)

  • Twentieth-Century English Obscenity Law

    Pages 135-161

    Hunter, Ian (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On Pornography
Book Subtitle
Literature, Sexuality and Obscenity Law
Authors
Series Title
Language, Discourse, Society
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Ian Hunter, David Saunders, Dugald Williamson
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-22417-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-22417-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-39895-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-39896-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 290
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