On Pornography

Literature, Sexuality and Obscenity Law

  • Ian Hunter
  • David Saunders
  • Dugald Williamson

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages iii-xiii
  2. Ian Hunter, David Saunders, Dugald Williamson
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ian Hunter, David Saunders, Dugald Williamson
    Pages 12-56
  4. Ian Hunter, David Saunders, Dugald Williamson
    Pages 57-91
  5. Ian Hunter, David Saunders, Dugald Williamson
    Pages 92-134
  6. Ian Hunter, David Saunders, Dugald Williamson
    Pages 135-161
  7. Ian Hunter, David Saunders, Dugald Williamson
    Pages 162-197
  8. Ian Hunter, David Saunders, Dugald Williamson
    Pages 198-228
  9. Ian Hunter, David Saunders, Dugald Williamson
    Pages 229-246
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 247-290

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

bibliography English English literature history history of literature knowledge literature morality reform subject understanding USA

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian Hunter
    • 1
  • David Saunders
    • 1
  • Dugald Williamson
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of HumanitiesGriffith UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-22417-3
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-39896-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-22417-3
  • About this book