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Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Sex Wars is a collection of writings by Duggan and Hunter that brings together the best of the important work they have done on sexual politics in America over the past decade. Sex Wars traces the development of this politics and its deployment in three different arenas--speech and representation, legal regulation, and scholarship.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 5th 1995 by Routledge
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Quin Rich
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a wide-ranging, intriguing, and thought provoking collection of essays and articles on the politics of sexuality in the US from about the mid-1980s through the early 2000s. Lisa Duggan and Nan Hunter write from a feminist, queer, and LGBT perspective, with Duggan taking a more academic and historical approach and Hunter taking a legal one. Some essay are worth skimming, some are worth skipping, and some are must reads.

Of particular interest to me were the essays on the feminist anti-porn
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Maggie
Jun 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Fascinating read on the history of the anti-porn debates of the 1980s. This book gives interesting background on both the anti-porn and sex-positive camps on either side of the debate. The author discusses the decisions leading up to and eventual aftermath of anti-porn feminists like Andrea Dworkin partnering with right wing Conservative evangelicals in their crusade against pornography. Its interesting (and sad) to learn about the terrible repercussions the anti-porn movement had on women in th ...more
Sue
Apr 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
Interesting collection of essays about the political battles over pornography and the gay and lesbian movements. This was assigned for a class (History of Sexuality), and generated a great discussion.
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Nov 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I learned SO much from this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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