Before Pornography explores the relationship between erotic writing, masculinity, and national identity in Renaissance England. Drawing on both manuscripts and printed texts, and incorporating insights from modern feminist theory and queer studies, the book argues that pornography is a historical phenomenon: while the representation of sexual activity exists in nearly all cultures, pornography does not. The book includes analyses of the social significance of eroticism in such canonical texts as Sidney's Defense of Poesy and Spenser's Faerie Queene.
The book includes analyses of the social significance of eroticism in such canonical texts as Sidney's Defense of Poesy and Spenser's Faerie Queene.
Author: Ian Frederick Moulton
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
I think they might , but I am again apprehensive of the danger problem I raised
when I testified before the subcommittee last year and also this year . They are
going to have to make determinations as to what they consider to be
Author: United States. Congress. House. Education and Labor
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Select Education
Category: Child abuse
Here I also dealt with narcotic offenders and sex offenders . The issue of
pornography or obscenity is one that ' s been debated , defined , redefined ,
questioned , argued back and forth with very little proof of any direct causality
ever having ...
Author: United States. Congress. House Post Office and Civil Service
"Strips porn of its culture-war claptrap . . . Pornified may stand as a Kinsey Report for our time."—San Francisco Chronicle Porn in America is everywhere—not just in cybersex and Playboy but in popular video games, advice columns, and reality television shows, and on the bestseller lists. Even more striking, as porn has become affordable, accessible, and anonymous, it has become increasingly acceptable—and a big part of the personal lives of many men and women. In this controversial and critically acclaimed book, Pamela Paul argues that as porn becomes more pervasive, it is destroying our marriages and families as well as distorting our children's ideas of sex and sexuality. Based on more than one hundred interviews and a nationally representative poll, Pornified exposes how porn has infiltrated our lives, from the wife agonizing over the late-night hours her husband spends on porn Web sites to the parents stunned to learn their twelve-year-old son has seen a hardcore porn film. Pornified is an insightful, shocking, and important investigation into the costs and consequences of pornography for our families and our culture.
He pauses before he adds , “ Though by the time I ' m married and have kids , I
won ' t be looking at porn . ” Nor will he leave pornographic magazines under his
bed as his own father did . “ I ' m not that dumb to think they won ' t find it .
Author: Pamela Paul
Category: Social Science
This book is broad in scope, tracing the sex industry from a time of prohibition to the present period of legalised prostitution and the proliferation of pornography in print, on video and on the Internet. It cogently presents all sides of a complex and changing debate and will be invaluable to readers and policy-makers in politics, sociology, law and women's studies.
CHAPTER 1 Marking Danger : Prostitution and Pornography Before 1945 Today ,
prostitution and pornography attract a great deal of public and political conflict . In
the media , parliament and many other public arenas , heated debates occur ...
Author: Barbara Sullivan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Child pornography, particularly that available via the Internet, has become a cause of huge social concern in recent years. This book examines the reality behind the often hysterical media coverage of the topic. Drawing on extensive new research findings, it examines how child pornography is used on the Internet and the social context in which such use occurs, and develops a model of offending behaviour to better help understand and deal with the processes of offending. Detailed case studies and offenders' own accounts are used to illustrate the processes involved in offending and treatment. The authors argue that we need to refine our ideas of offending, and that while severe deterrents need to be associated with possession of child pornography, a better understanding is needed of the links between possession and committing a contact offence. Only by improving our understanding of this complex and very controversial topic can we hope to deal effectively with offenders and with their child victims. This is a book which will become an essential read for anyone involved with offenders or victims from a psychological, judicial or social background.
In this book, we have tried to develop a broad and comprehensive view of child
pornography, in terms of the features, ... to a historical comparative perspective
and concerns the extent and nature of child pornography before the Internet.
Author: Ethel Quayle
Perhaps nothing evokes more universal disgust as child pornography. The world of its makers and users is so abhorrent that it is rarely discussed much less studied. Child pornographers have taken advantage of this and are successfully using the new electronic media to exchange their wares without detection or significant sanction. What are the implications of this threat for free speech and a free exchange of ideas on the internet? And how can we stop this illegal activity, which is so repugnant that even the most laissez-faire cyberlibertarians want it stamped out, if we know nothing about it? Philip Jenkins takes a leap onto the lower tiers of electronic media in this first book on the business of child pornography online. He tells the story of how the advent of the internet caused this deviant subculture to become highly organized and go global. We learn how the trade which operates on clandestine websites from Budapest or Singapore to the U.S. is easy to glimpse yet difficult to eradicate. Jenkins details how the most sophisticated transactions are done through a proxy, a “false flag” address, rendering the host computer, and participants, virtually unidentifiable. And these sites exist for only a few minutes or hours allowing on-line child pornographers to stay one step ahead of the law. This is truly a globalized criminal network which knows no names or boundaries, and thus challenges both international and U.S. law. Beyond Tolerance delves into the myths and realities of child pornography and the complex process to stamp out criminal activity over the web, including the timely debates over trade regulation, users' privacy, and individual rights. This sobering look and a criminal community contains lessons about human behavior and the law that none interested in media and the new technology can afford to ignore.
For the easy availability of child porn in the 1970s, see Tim Tate, Child
Pornography (London: Methuen, 1990); Laurence J. ... Sexual Exploitation of
Children: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Crime of the Committee on the
Judiciary, U.S. ...
Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
Testimony before U . S . Congress , House Committee on Education and Labor .
Sexual ... Hearings before the subcommittee on Select Education , 95th
Congress , 1st session , p . 59 – 78 . ... Child victimization : pornography and
Author: Shirley O'Brien
Category: Child abuse
The clergy sex abuse scandal and its ongoing fallout have created the greatest crisis in the history of the American Catholic Church. Yet for well over a thousand years, the Church has recognized the problem of clerical abuse of children and has maintained strict canonical punishments for perpetrators, including expulsion from the clerical state. So why did Church leaders favor therapeutic solutions over the provisions of canon law in dealing with decades of abuse? This ground-breaking analysis of the Church?s response to the abuse crisis addresses that very question and engages in a vigorous assessment of the Church?s failures in the light of its own canon law. The author, a civil and canon lawyer, summarizes the history of clerical sexual abuse, from the New Testament era to modern times. He describes the major cases that brought the problem to the forefront in the United States. He goes on to explain why most bishops decided to take the ?therapeutic option? when dealing with abusive priests, rather than subjecting abusers to proper canonical punishments that might have brought the cases to light and resulted in greater sensitivity to the victims themselves. Finally, the author explains what the Church must learn from the abuse crisis.Insightfully written and thoroughly annotated, BEFORE DALLAS will become the accepted reference work on the Church?s legal response to clerical sexual abuse, and an indispensable guide for preventing the tragedy from happening again. It will be essential reading for church historians, canonists, clergy, and all those interested in the future welfare of the Church and her faithful.
to the increase of pornography . Before 1994 , bishops took their cue from experts
in the psychiatric profession who believed pedophilia could be successfully
treated . Priests guilty of sexual abuse were sent to one of several treatment
Author: Nicholas P. Cafardi
Publisher: Paulist Press
Category: Family & Relationships
The 2000 case of Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Customs Canada provided Canada’s highest court with its first opportunity to consider whether the analysis set out in R. v. Butler - in which the Supreme Court identified pornography as an issue of sex discrimination - applies to pornography intended for a lesbian or gay male audience. The Court held that it did, finding that, like heterosexual pornography, same-sex pornography also violates the sex equality interests of all Canadians. Christopher Kendall supports this finding, arguing that gay male pornography reinforces those social attitudes that create systemic inequality on the basis of sex and sexual orientation - misogyny and homophobia alike - by sexually conditioning gay men to those attitudes and practices. The author contends that as a result of litigation efforts like those brought by lesbian and gay activists in the Little Sisters case, the notion of empowerment and the rejection of those values that daily result in all that is anti-gay have been replaced with a misguided community ethic and identity politic that encourages inequality. This is best exemplified in the gay male pornography defended in Little Sisters as "liberation" and "central to sexual freedom." Gay Male Pornography rejects the equality claims of gay male pro-pornography advocates and argues that there is little to be gained from sexualized conformity. To date, no one has taken the position that gay male pornography violates the legal right to sex equality. This book does that and, as such, it will be of value to scholars of law, sociology, and gender studies, as well as to all who have an interest in equality and justice.
5 Gay Male Pornography and Violence: Partner AbuSe and Rape My ex-lover
used pornography. One of his first contacts with other men [was] in gay
pornography theaters. He used pornographic magazines before I met him. He
Author: Christopher N. Kendall
Publisher: UBC Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Why did the youthful optimism and openness of the sixties give way to Ronald Reagan and the spirit of conservative reaction--a spirit that remains ascendant today? Drawing on a wide array of sources--including tabloid journalism, popular fiction, movies, and television shows--Philip Jenkins argues that a remarkable confluence of panics, scares, and a few genuine threats created a climate of fear that led to the conservative reaction. He identifies 1975 to 1986 as the watershed years. During this time, he says, there was a sharp increase in perceived threats to our security at home and abroad. At home, America seemed to be threatened by monstrous criminals--serial killers, child abusers, Satanic cults, and predatory drug dealers, to name just a few. On the international scene, we were confronted by the Soviet Union and its evil empire, by OPEC with its stranglehold on global oil, by the Ayatollahs who made hostages of our diplomats in Iran. Increasingly, these dangers began to be described in terms of moral evil. Rejecting the radicalism of the '60s, which many saw as the source of the crisis, Americans adopted a more pessimistic interpretation of human behavior, which harked back to much older themes in American culture. This simpler but darker vision ultimately brought us Ronald Reagan and the ascendancy of the political Right, which more than two decades later shows no sign of loosening its grip. Writing in his usual crisp and witty prose, Jenkins offers a truly original and persuasive account of a period that continues to fascinate the American public. It is bound to captivate anyone who lived through this period, as well as all those who want to understand the forces that transformed--and continue to define--the American political landscape.
Paula Hawkins, Children at Risk (Bethesda, MD: Adler and Adler, 1986); Arlen
Specter with Charles Robbins, Passion for Truth (New York: Morrow, 2000). 22.
Teenage Prostitution and Child Pornography: Hearings Before the Subcommittee
Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
There is a battle raging. It's not in the Middle East. And terrorists are not the threat. But millions of souls are at rish. There is but one hope, and if we fail - the youth of our nation could be lost...forever. Now is the time to read the Battle Cry for a Generation. In North America today, there is the largest number of teens since the baby boomer generation. These teens hold the future - yours our ours - in their hands. Battle Cry for a Generation tells us why and how to reclaim our youth for Christ.More Information at : http://www.battlecry.com/
He had never been exposed to pornography before. He had never acted out
sexually before and was not a behavior problem in the home. He had never
heard of or knew of oral sex before listening to dial-a-porn. And this was how he ...
Author: Ron Luce
Publisher: David C Cook
Bringing together leading British, North American, and Italian critics, this collection makes a crucial intervention in the reclamation of women's theatrical activities during the Romantic period. As they examine key figures like Elizabeth Inchbald, Joanna Baillie, Elizabeth Vestris, and Jane Scott, the contributors take up topics such as women's history plays, ethics and sexuality, the politics of drama and performance, and the role of women as managers and producers.
Hunt writes : ' If we take pornography to be the explicit depiction of sexual organs
and sexual practices with the aim of arousing sexual feelings , then pornography
was almost always an adjunct to something else until the middle or end of the ...
Author: Lilla Maria Crisafulli
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Collections
Building a marriage is a lifelong endeavor for both men and women. Most marriage books cover the three C's--communication, compromise, and consideration -- but fail to address many issues critical to a healthy relationship. Family advocate Kay James calls these the "things I wish I had known before I got married": advice on finances, sex, children, and dealing with the extended family. Noting that the apostle Paul exhorted older women not to inspire or counsel younger women, but to teach them how to be wives to their husbands, Kay offers a lifetime's wealth of wisdom for creating an unbreakable marriage relationship.
Pornographic magazines are sold in mainstream bookstores and convenience
stores, “gentlemen's clubs" exist in many cities and towns, and pornographic
video stars have become pop icons. And movies and music videos now feature a
Author: Kay Coles James
Category: Family & Relationships
The divisions that mark my subject are three. The first is that point where the world begins--where it appears from out of the mystery of non-being. The second lies somewhere between its progeny and its future--the times between beginnings and ends where we, the beneficiaries of our being-here, come together to sing a celebration of the wonder that it happened at all, and then intone the fear of its ending. The third division is a speculation on ends--our own and the ending of the world. I use these divisions to locate a something that comes from nothing onto a historical tradition that imposes a value on the progression of that something, and so requires a judgment on all that has passed. I first discuss these through religious attempts to invest life and history with purpose--for they form the major explanatory traditions of Western culture and are a thematic source of much of its greatest art. I continue with an art-critical approach where themes of process and purpose are located in artworks through their stylistic histories and ambitions. I indicate how present art, when open to reconstitute such themes, could change the nature of today's efforts to give art polemical purposes, and so provide new reasons for its making. I conclude with some stories, unevenly biographical, partly fictional, which I offer as parables for the developed themes and their transformations. This last aim is to elucidate a view of art as providing specific symbols for a cosmology of beginning, living, and ending.
But is it not this identity between self and character just what should occur in
pornography? To the contrary, one might think that porn-actors need only the
ability to show—convincingly—that whatever else they feel, they have climaxed
Author: Lucian Krukowski
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pornography constitutes a direct attack on significant relationships because it
helps create a mind - set that eventually treats all people as sexual objects .
Modern pornography is an education system . It teaches . Its message is : Human
Author: David Jeremiah
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Category: Christian ethics
Child pornography and sexual grooming provide case study exemplars of problems that society and law have sought to tackle to avoid both actual and potential harm to children. Yet despite the considerable legal, political and societal concern that these critical phenomena attract, they have not, thus far, been subjected to detailed socio-legal and theoretical scrutiny. How do society and law construct the harms of child pornography and grooming? What impact do constructions of the child have upon legal and societal responses to these phenomena? What has been the impetus behind the expanding criminalisation of behaviour in these areas? Suzanne Ost addresses these and other important questions, exploring the critical tensions within legal and social discourses which must be tackled to discourage moral panic reactions towards child pornography and grooming, and advocating a new, more rational approach towards combating these forms of exploitation.
caused by the creation and distribution of child pornography, before focusing at
some length on the possession of child pornography. the latter warrants especial
consideration because it is questionable whether such behaviour is, in itself, ...
Author: Suzanne Ost
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Child Pornography: Law and Policy draws on interdisciplinary work in order to critically address the law relating to child pornography.
The preceding chapters have discussed the definition of child pornography but in
each chapter the issue of so-called virtual ... Defining virtual child pornography
Before turning to the merits of the arguments it is first necessary to define what is
Author: Alisdair A. Gillespie
Public and academic debate about ‘porn culture’ is proliferating. Ironically, what is often lost in these debates is a sense of what is specific about pornography. By focusing on pornography’s mainstream – contemporary commercial products for a heterosexual male audience – Everyday Pornography offers the opportunity to reconsider what it is that makes pornography a specific form of industrial practice and genre of representation. Everyday Pornography presents original work from scholars from a range of academic disciplines (Media Studies, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Women’s Studies, Political Science), introducing new methodologies and approaches whilst reflecting on the ongoing value of older approaches. Among the topics explored are: the porn industry’s marketing practices (spam emails, reviews) and online organisation commercial sex in Second Life the pornographic narratives of phone sex and amateur videos the content of best-selling porn videos how the male consumer is addressed by pornography, represented within the mainstream, understood by academics and contained by legislation. This collection places a particular emphasis on anti-pornography feminism, a movement which has been experiencing a revival since the mid-2000s. Drawing on the experiences of activists alongside academics, Everyday Pornography offers an opportunity to explore the intellectual and political challenges of anti-pornography feminism and consider its relevance for contemporary academic debate.
Clare McGlynn The regulation of pornography is a topic which has long divided
feminists, but it is also a subject which ... Criminalizing extreme pornography
Before developing this argument more fully, it Marginalizing feminism?: debating
Author: Karen Boyle
Category: Performing Arts