This political history of the sex industry in Australia since World
War II presents all sides of a complex and changing debate. It
looks at how prostitution and pornography are regulated, and how
debates about them are produced. The author examines statutes,
parliamentary debate and legal discourse, moving beyond standard
descriptions of the case for and against increased regulation.
Looking at the broader societal context, she traces changing
attitudes to what is normal and abnormal sexual conduct, using
examples from newspapers, novels, films and demographic statistics.
The book presents a number of cases that highlight questions of
censorship and of literature vs pornography. It also critiques
debates about prostitution and pornography that have been central
to feminism. Broad in scope, the book extends from prohibition to
the present period of legalised prostitution and pornography.
Barbara Ann Sullivan
||228 x 152mm (L x W)
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