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The Resource Pornography, sex, and feminism, Alan Soble

Pornography, sex, and feminism, Alan Soble

Label
Pornography, sex, and feminism
Title
Pornography, sex, and feminism
Statement of responsibility
Alan Soble
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this defense of pornography from a utilitarian-hedonist perspective, philosopher Alan Soble strongly rebuts both feminist and conservative criticism. Soble demonstrates that neither conservative nor feminist critics of pornography show much acquaintance with the genre they criticize, suggesting that purely political motives underlie their critiques instead of reasoned, objective arguments based on thorough empirical research." "Soble also faults critics of pornography for their failure of empathy: Taking a literal approach to pornographic images, they refuse to recognize that viewers see the images from different perspectives. By insisting that these images be taken literally, detractors promulgate the worst possible interpretation of pornography. Further, they do not do justice to the social and psychological research about pornography and its purported harms. Critics manufacture their case against pornography and its consumers based on over-simplified interpretations of the images and a poor understanding of the scientific studies." "This researched and well-reasoned critique of feminist and conservative moral outrage over pornography provides food for thought for philosophers, jurists, scholars, and anyone interested in this controversial issue."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Soble, Alan
Dewey number
363.4/7
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ471
LC item number
.S635 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pornography
  • Feminism
  • Conservatism
Label
Pornography, sex, and feminism, Alan Soble
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48987719
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781573929448
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002019176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Pornography, sex, and feminism, Alan Soble
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48987719
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781573929448
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002019176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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