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978-0-520-20729-5 / 9780520207295

The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture

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Publisher:University of California Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Walter Kendrick traces the relatively recent concept of pornographythe word was not coined until the late 18th centurywhich became a public issue once the printing press gave ordinary people access to the erotica of the Greeks and Romans, the art and literature of the French enlightenment, and the poems of the Earl of Rochester and John Cleland's Fanny Hill. From the secret museums to the pornography trials of Madame Bovary and Lady Chatterly's Lover, to Mapplethorpe, cable TV, and the Internet, Kendrick explores how conceptions of pornography relate to issues of freedom of expression and censorship.

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