Sex Exposed: Sexuality and the Pornography Debate by Lynne SegalSex Exposed: Sexuality and the Pornography Debate by Lynne Segal

Sex Exposed: Sexuality and the Pornography Debate

EditorLynne SegalRevised byMary McIntosh

Paperback | February 1, 1993

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Over the past twenty years debates about pornography have raged within feminism and beyond. Throughout the 1970s feminists increasingly addressed the problem of men's sexual violence against women, and many women reduced the politics of men's power to questions about sexuality. By the 1980s these questions had become more and more focused on the issue of pornography--now a metaphor for the menace of male power. Collapsing feminist politics into sexuality and sexuality into pornography has not only caused some of the deepest splits between feminists, but made it harder to think clearly about either sexuality or pornography--indeed, about feminist politics more generally.

This provocative collection, by well-known feminists, surveys these arguments, and in particular asks why recent feminist debates about sexuality keep reducing to questions of pornography.

Lynn Segal was born in 1944 in Australia. She emigrated to London in 1970 and for the next decade her main energies went into grass roots politics in Islington, North London, helping to set up and run a women's centre and an alternative newspaper. In 1979, the three friends, Segal, Sheila Rowbotham and Hilary Wainwright wrote Beyond th...
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Title:Sex Exposed: Sexuality and the Pornography DebateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:334 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.93 inPublished:February 1, 1993Publisher:Rutgers University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813519381

ISBN - 13:9780813519388

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