A Hypersexual Society Sexual Discourse, Erotica, and Pornography in America Today

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2013-12-11
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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America today is a hypersexual society. Sexual discourse, erotica, and pornography are pervasive in the culture. Sexual materials, many times extending into erotica and pornography, are found in the consumer world, academia, sex therapy, the publishing world, mass media (especially radio, television and movies) and the Internet. The sexual materials found in all these areas of American society provoke relentless opposition by groups and individuals who want to repress or censor sexual materials. The combined effects of those who promote and produce sexual materials, and those who try to suppress them, add up to a cacophony of sexual discourse.

Author Biography

Kenneth Kammeyer is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he has chaired the Sociology Department. He has authored, co-authored, and edited books on marriage and family, gender roles, and population. His publications have appeared in major sociological publications including then American Sociological Review, Sociological Quarterly, and Journal of Marriage and the Family, among others.

Table of Contents

1. Sexual Materials and Pornography in Today's Society
2. Theoretical Foundation and Conceptual Tools
3. Repression and Censorship: Early and Continuing Attempts to Suppress Sexual
4. Materials and Pornography
5. Sex on the Printed Page: From Literary Classics to X-rated Comics
6. Sex in Academe: From Kinsey's Research to Porn Studies
7. Sex Therapy: The Profession, the Business, the Hucksters, and the Spammers
8. Sex on Film: Stag Movies, Porn Flicks, Hollywood NC-17, Videos and DVDs
9. Radio and Television: From Cautious Beginnings to Shock Jocks and Anything-Goes Cable and Satellite TV
10. Sex on the Internet: Unlimited and Uncontrolled
11. The Hypersexual Society: Where We Are and What Lies Ahead

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