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The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture

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ISBN-13: 978-0520207295
ISBN-10: 0520207297
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Village Voice editor Kendrick (The Novel Machine) goes back to the erotic murals of ancient Pompeii and forward to the recent presidential commissions on pornography to demonstrate how public attitudes toward pornography and censorship have changed. PW noted that this is a "well-researched, nontitillating study of the phenomenon."
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"An engaging, readable, and deeply perceptive analysis that details the evolution of the idea of pornography and its attendant and ever-changing sensibilities over the last two centuries. [It] patiently attempts to supply a cultural context for not only pornography but also the role that sexuality and imagination themselves play in our lives." -- Michael Bronski, Boston Phoenix

"Highly illuminating. . . . Mr. Kendrick writes crisply and amusingly about both the emergence of the word 'pornography' and its subsequent history." -- John Gross, New York Times

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (February 6, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520207297
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520207295
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,513,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By aleykhat on March 10, 2015
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