Pornography, the Theory

Pornography, the Theory

What Utilitarianism Did to Action

Book - 2004
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Pornography first developed in western Europe during the late eighteenth century in tandem with the rise of utilitarianism, the philosophical position that stresses the importance of something's usefulness over its essence. Through incisive readings of Sade, Flaubert, Lawrence, and Bret Easton Ellis, Frances Ferguson here shows how pornography--like utilitarian social structures--diverts our attention from individual identities to actions and renders more clearly the social value of such actions through concrete literary representations.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2004
ISBN: 9780226243207
0226243206
9780226243214
0226243214
Branch Call Number: PN3352.S48 F47 2004
Characteristics: xx, 181 p. ; 24 cm

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