The Invention of Pornography, 1500-1800 by Lynn Hunt
Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity

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In America today the debate over the censorship of pornography continues to call into question the values of a modern, democratic culture. The Invention of Pornography, a groundbreaking collection of critical essays, traces the history and uses of pornography in early modern Europe, offering for the first time the historical perspective crucial to understanding current controversies in politics and the arts.


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Published June 28, 1993 by Zone Books. 412 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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‘How’s this for bare-faced cheek!’ it proclaimed above this set of ‘spanking pics of real-life bums’: slim bums and flabby bums, muscly bums and pimply bums, hairy bums and smooth bums.

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