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NCJ Number: 31116 Find in a Library
Title: PORNOGRAPHY CONTROVERSY - CHANGING MORAL STANDARDS IN AMERICAN LIFE
Author(s): R C RIST
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 290
Sponsoring Agency: Transaction Publishers
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Sale Source: Transaction Publishers
Rutgers-the State University
Distribution
140 West Ethel Road
Units L-M
Piscataway, NJ 08854
United States of America
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COLLECTION OF FOURTEEN ESSAYS DEALING WITH THE THEORETICAL, LEGAL, MORAL, AND SOCIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH PORNOGRAPHY IN THE UNITED STATES.
Abstract: THE FOURTEEN ESSAYS ADDRESS THEMSELVES TO TWO LEVELS OF THE CONTROVERSY: ONE THEORETICAL OR PHILOSOPHICAL, ANOTHER OPERATIONAL OR PRAGMATIC. THE PHILOSOPHICAL DEBATE PERTAINS TO NOTIONS OF WHAT IS OR IS NOT MORAL TO THE PARAMETERS OF CIVIL DEMOCRACY AND TO THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL IN SOCIETY. THE PRAGMATIC DEBATE CONCERNS THE ENACTMENT OF LAW, THE USE OF FORCE TO CONTAIN AND POSSIBLY CENSOR CULTURAL EXPRESSION AND THE ACTUAL DEFINITION OF WHAT, IN FACT, CONSTITUTES PORNOGRAPHY. OPPOSING POINTS OF VIEW ARE PRESENTED WITH RESPECT TO THEORETICAL AS WELL AS OPERATIONAL CONCERNS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Censorship; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Freedom of the press; Laws and Statutes; Moral-decency crimes; Policy; Pornography; Sociology; Victimless crimes
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