The Porn Wave

in Before Porn Was Legal

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780226325217
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226325231 | DOI:
The Porn Wave

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This chapter focuses on the transformation of the sex wave in West Germany into the porn wave period. During this period, publishers shed all pretence of scholarly or artistic refinement in their pornographic materials and aimed unapologetically to arouse. The chapter explains that the porn wave was influenced by the Supreme Court's decision on John Cleland's Fanny Hill, and by the legalization of pornographic texts in Denmark in 1967 and of pornographic images in Sweden in 1969.

Keywords: porn wave; West Germany; pornographic materials; John Cleland; Fanny Hill; pornographic texts; Denmark; pornographic images; Sweden

Chapter.  12723 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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