"... sophisticated, provocative, and thoroughly documented.... Strongly recommended... " -- Choice"... a welcome addition to the literature on this contentious issue." -- Journal of Communication"This book does an excellent job of portraying the complexity of the legal and philosophical debates among women about the status and effects of pornography, and it is an important interdisciplinary scholarly contribution for that reason." -- SignsIn an attempt to advance our society's debate on pornography beyond the current political and legal stalemate, these essays examine explicit portrayals of violence in pornography from multidisciplinary perspectives: history, literary criticism, religious studies, ethics, political science, film studies, law, and psychology.
Susan Gubar, Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University, has coauthored and coedited several books with Sandra M. Gilbert, including The Madwoman in the Attic;its three-volume sequel, No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century;the newly revised Norton Anthology of Literature by Women;and their spoof, Masterpiece Theatre: An Academic Melodrama.Her most recent book is Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture.