Perversion for Profit
The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $32.00|
| Book Description: |
Perversion for Profit traces the crucial function of pornography in constructing the New Right agenda, which has emphasized social issues over racial and economic inequality. Whitney Strub vividly recreates the debates over obscenity that consumed ACLU members in the 1950s and revisits the deployment of obscenity charges against purveyors of gay erotica during the Cold War, revealing the differing standards applied to heterosexual and homosexual pornography. He follows the...