The People's Porn: A History of Handmade Pornography in America

Lisa Z. Sigel (Author)
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Description

The first history of American handmade and homemade pornography, The People's Porn offers the backstory to the explosion of amateur pornography on the web. In doing so, it provides a much-needed counterweight to ahistorical and ideological arguments that dominate most discussions of pornography.

Critics tend to focus on mass-produced materials and make claims about pornography as plasticized or commodified. In contrast, eminent historian Lisa Z. Sigel looks at what people made, rather than what they bought, revealing how people thought about sexuality for themselves. She also explores periods when these sexual artifacts were pilloried, ransacked, and destroyed, providing a unique document of rare nineteenth- and twentieth-century objects. Whalers and craftsmen, prisoners and activists, African Americans and feminists--all made their own pornography. Ranging across the full sweep of this output, The People's Porn challenges preconceptions as it tells a new and fascinating story about American sexual history.

Product Details

Price
$40.00  $36.80
Publisher
Reaktion Books
Publish Date
December 09, 2020
Pages
256
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781789142266
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About the Author

Lisa Z. Sigel is professor of history at DePaul University in Chicago. Her previous books include Governing Pleasures, International Exposure, and Making Modern Love