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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
Averitable smorgasbord of sin, John Baxter's Carnal Knowledge is a delightfully unabashed education in sex and erotic culture. Would you ever consent to a knee-trembler at a love hotel? Would you enjoy a hot lunch while watching kinbaku ? Would you consider wearing a French tickler, a merkin, a strap-on, or pasties . . . or would you rather just... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00
This is a dictionary of artists known to have produced works depicting sexual imagery throughout the world from ancient times to the present. Each entry offers basic biographical information (e.g., name variants, birth and death dates, geographic associations) and a description of the artist's media and training and artistic output, supplemented... more...
- Beacon Press 2010; US$ 26.95
Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as ?life changing.? In Pornland ?the culmination of her... more...
- Transworld 2009; US$ 11.27
It all started when Ayn's boyfriend pronounced her porno phobic - in defence of his own eyebrow-raising reading material. In order to prove that she wasn't a prude (just enlightened), this self-confessed Good Girl found herself jumping headlong into the booming sex industry in order to understand what her boyfriend was so interested in. She was... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95 US$ 13.17
This anthology takes the ever-controversial discussion of pornography out of solely academic circles; it expands the questions about porn that academics might tackle and opens the conversation to those who know it best?the creators and users of porn. Features essays on non-traditional issues in porn, including celebrity sex tapes, virtual sex, S&M,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 25.00
Though you might not encounter the subject in Artforum or stumble across it at Sotheby's, the thriving business of erotica is a mixture of sophistication and seduction, an underground world of eccentric artists and serious collectors. In Sex Collectors, Geoff Nicholson hunts down an assortment of these obsessives around the world. From the... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2007; US$ 44.00
Against the claims of increasing sexualisation of culture, one truism is constantly rehearsed ? that women have little taste for pornography. In One for the Girls!, a new basis for understanding women?s pleasures in sexually explicit materials is offered focusing on the production and consumption of For Women magazine. This thought-provoking book argues... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00
Aristotle believed semen to be the purest of all bodily secretions, a vehicle for the spirit or psyche that gives form to substance. For Proust?s narrator in Swann?s Way, waking to find he has experienced a nocturnal emission, it is the product of ?some misplacing of my thigh.? The heavy metal band Metallica used it to adorn an album cover. Beyond... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99
Imagining Sex examines a variety of material from seventeenth-century England to argue that, unlike today, pornography was not a discrete genre, nor was it usually subject to suppression. Analysing representations of sex and eroticism in historical context, the book explores contemporary thinking on these issues and wider cultural concerns. more...