Synopses & Reviews
The marketing of sexual products and services in cyberspace has propelled the pornography debate into new and uncharted territory. This revised edition of PORNOGRAPHY explores the battlelines drawn between those who argue in favor of censorship and those who defend free speech. It includes essays on defining pornography; social and psychological effects; the differences between pornography, erotica, and artistic expression; and sexism, violent pornography, and women's rights.
While drawing the battle lines between those who argue in favor of censorship and those who defend free speech, this revised edition of Pornography: Private Right or Public Menace? takes an in-depth look at pornography and the Internet, and recent attempts to regulate the booming computer sex business. In addition to the Supreme Court decision in Reno v. ACLU and works examining the Communications Decency Act, this collection contains essays on defining pornography and distinguishing it from erotica and artistic expression: investigating evidence concerning the social and psychological effects of pornography; sexism; and women's rights.
About the Author
Robert M. Baird (Waco, TX) is Chair of the Philosophy Department at Baylor University. Stuart E. Rosenbaum is an associate professor of philosophy at Baylor. Together they edit the Contemporary Issues Series.