Friday, 28 January 2011

CIRCUMCISION


ISBN-10: 0-89789-074-4
Writer: Rosemary Romberg
Title: Circumcision
Subtitle: The Painful Dilemma
Foreword I: Thomas J. Ritter
Foreword II: Jeffrey R. Wood
Introduction: Rosemary Romberg
Language: English
Place of Publication: South Hadley, MA
Publisher: Bergin & Garvey Publishers, Inc.
Year of Publication: 1985
Format: 148x227mm (trimmed)
Pages: xxi+458; glossary, 392; resources, 399; bibliography, 405; index, 439
Illustrations: 118 black & white pictures, sketches and tables
Front Cover Photo: Suzanne Arms
Cover Design: Craig Malone
Binding: Paperback in duotone wrappers
Weight: 544gr.
Original price: USD 14.95

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Circumcision: The Painful Dilemma will stand as a moving social document of our times. A thoroughly researched and balanced critique of current medical research, myths and realities, it will touch the hearts and open the minds of parents, and empower them to make the right decision about circumcision for their infant sons. Every person who intends to have a child, and all of theor caregivers and educators, should read this book.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

OH I SAY!



ISBN-13: 978-0-233-99182-4
Writer: Erica Roe
Title: Oh I Say!
Subtitle: The Bare Faced Cheek of Life
Foreword: Erica Roe
Language: English
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: Chameleon Books
Year of Publication: 1997
Format: 208x210mm (trimmed)
Pages: 112
Illustrations: 59 colour and black & white plates and pictures by 14 photographers and agencies
Front Cover Photo: Gary M. Prior
Jacket Design: Generation Studio
Binding: Paperback in colour wrappers
Weight: 355gr.
Original price: GBP 7.99

BOOK DESCRIPTION

“Oh, I Say!” examines the streaking phenomenon and those who have found it necessary to bare their bits for the cause

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE



Writers: William H. Masters & Virginia E. Johnson
Title: Human Sexual Response
Preface: William H. Masters & Virginia E. Johnson
Edition: First Edition, Seventh Printing
Language: English
Place of Publication: Boston
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Year of Publication: 1966
Format: 135x222mm
Pages: xiiii+366; references, 317; glossary, 337; index, 347
Illustrations: 66 single colour graphs, pictures, sketches and tables
Jacket Design: George Price
Binding: Cloth in colour dust jacket
Weight: 878gr.
Original price: USD 10.00
Entry No.: 2010040
Entry Date: 24th January 2011

BOOK DESCRIPTION

This pioneer volume, the product of 11 years’ research into the anatomy and physiology of human sexual response, represents a major breakthrough in our knowledge of human sexuality. Venturing far beyond the efforts of Freud, Ellis, and Kinsey, Masters and Johnson have been able to record the physical reactions that occur when the human male and female respond to sexual stimulation. Their findings not only set forth some basic, long-needed physiologic and psychologic facts, but disprove many of the fantasies and fallacies about human sexuality that have been disseminated by ignorance, taboo, and pseudoscience throughout the ages. Most of all, however, their work now enables medical and behavioral personnel to cope with the widespread problem of sexual inadequacy. By providing sound scientific data upon which responsible professionals may base their clinical efforts, countless numbers of impotent and frigid mates can be counseled and helped to sexual adjustment.

Perhaps even more important, Masters and Johnson’s basic groundwork in sex physiology will now make it possible for medicine to assume a responsibility it has neglected far too long –that of educating its own. Through the authors’ efforts, those responsible for sex education finally have before them clinical facts about one of the most vital aspects of human existence.

HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE, the first published volume of the authors’ findings, is primarily concerned with the sexual response cycles of men and women between the ages of 21 and 50, with emphasis on similarities rather than differences in their sexual response patterns. 382 women and 312 men comprise the research population, whose sociologic background, physiologic capacity, and response to effective sexual stimulation are considered in detail. Most of the text is devoted to male and female orgasmic expression.

A portion deals with the response patterns and reactive potentials of the geriatric population. The authors’ study of sexual response patterns in patients up to the age of 89 provides conclusive evidence that an increase in years does not necessarily mean a decline in sexual adequacy. Their findings in this area, as well as their studies of the effect of pregnancy on male and female sexuality and the influence of sexual activity on the heart and blood pressure, are reported here for the first time.

Kinsey opened the doors of contemporary culture to the study of human sexual response, and his work is still a landmark in sociologic investigation. Masters and Johnson have taken medical sexology one step further by actually measuring the physiologic and psychologic responses of men and women to sexual stimulation. For their detailed study in an area in which little of physiologic fact has previously been known. Masters and Johnson have achieved a unique distinction with HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE. It is the first of two volumes for the professional audience proposed by the authors. Further clinical follow-up will be the subject of their next work, HUMAN SEXUAL INADEQUACY.

Monday, 24 January 2011

DR BOWDLER'S LEGACY



ISBN-10: N/A
Writer: Noel Perrin
Title: Dr Bowdler’s Legacy
Subtitle: A History of Expurgated Books in England and America
Introduction: Noel Perrin
Language: English
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: Macmillan and Co Ltd
Year of Publication: 1970
Format: 135x222mm
Pages: xvi+296; appendix, 264; reference notes, 271; index, 288
Illustrations: 1 single colour on back cover
Jacket Design: Holmes/Kitley Associates
Binding: Boards in colour dust jacket
Weight: 571gr.
Entry No.: 2010037
Entry Date: 24th January 2011

BOOK DESCRIPTION

A delightful book for anyone who loves literature, likes the English language, hates to see them maltreated, and yet can be amused by man’s absurdities. With tongue in cheek, Noel Perrin here examines the foibles of those who through the centuries have attempted to purify the Bible and other great books. The objective: that these works can be read safely by those whose sensibilities must be protected.


Although Dr Thomas Bowdler’s activities in this area gave rise to the familiar verb “to bowdlerize”. The science of castration of literature and language antedates the late Georgian and early Victorians days of the good doctor and has lived from his time until now. The somewhat amateurish efforts of his sister to make Shakespeare readable inspired Thomas Bowdler; but Miss Harriet Bowdler was not the first to mutilate him, nor was Thomas the last. From the days of Cromwell on, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Swift, Defoe, Dryden and Robert Burns –among others –were maimed by those who thought to purify. And the death of Queen Victoria did not mark the end: some of ur distinguished 20th-century scholars  have produced bowdlerized editions of works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, which their authors (except for Mark Twain) would scarcely have recognized.



Mr Perrin has written a partial history of bowdlerism’ the complete story would take up many volumes. But what he writes here of the fate of the Bible, the classics, the Victorian poets, is both fascinating and horrible. The increasing severity of the bowdlerist at work tells us much about the mind of the Victorian and what he thought pure, what he was sure was obscene.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

THE PIED PIPERS OF SEX



ISBN-10: 0-88270-519-9
Writers: Alexandra Mark & Vernon H. Mark
Τitle: The Pied Pipers of Sex
Language: English
Place of Publication: Plainfield, New Jersey
Publisher: Haven Books, A Division of Logos International
Year of Publication: 1981
Format: 135x202mm (trimmed)
Pages: xi+151; notes, 147
Illustrations: 2 single colour graphs
Binding: Paperback in colour wrappers
Weight: 207gr.
Entry No.: 2010006
Entry Date: 22nd July 2010


BOOK DESCRIPTION

The Hidden Dangers of Today’s Sexual Revolution.



Indiscriminate sex, like overeating may be quite harmful to your health. America still has sexual and moral standards the self-centered humanistic standards that place man in the center of the universe. A vow never to perform an abortion has been eliminated from the modern Hippocratic oath.

“Never were young people in need of proper education about their developing sexuality… They need to know about responsibility and mutual concerns; they need to be able to believe in fidelity.”  

The Pied Pipers of Sex
is a candid exposé of today’s sexual revolution. The authors point out not only the ethical and moral pitfalls of our growing permissiveness, but with a wealth of medical and scientific expertise, they describe what mental and physical dilemmas so many in our society now face.

THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF SEX PRACTICE

ISBN-13: N/A
Editor: Norman Haire
Title: The Encyclopædia of Sex Practice
Preface: Norman Haire
Edition: Second Edition
Language: English
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: The Encyclopædic Press Ltd
Year of Publication: 1975
Format: 138x217mm
Pages: 848
Illustrations: 258+ colour and black and white plates, pictures and sketches
Binding: Cloth without dust jacket
Weight: 1,030gr.
Original price: GBP 10.70

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Originally published in 1938 this standard book has been reprinted many times to date. A comprehensive and easy-to-use reference book, edited by Norman Haire and his collaborators of the time, deals with topics such as sexual art of primitive and other races; sexual civilization of France; the road to a full sex life; sexual intercourse; man and woman in their everyday relations; woman’s sexual impulse; procreation; birth control; imperfections of love; delaying sexual death, and a special contribution on forbidden fashions – forbidden nudity.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

PUBLIC NUDITY 9: YATIMA

SUPPRESSED BOOKS



Writer: Alec Craig
Τitle: Suppressed Books
Subtitle: A History of the Conception of Literary Obscenity
Foreword: Morris L. Ernst
Language: English

Edition: First Edition
Place of Publication: Cleveland and New York
Publisher: The World Publishing Company
Year of Publication: 1963

Format: 142x220mm
Pages: 285; appendix, 217; notes, 249; bibliography, 259; index, 275 
Binding: Cloth in duotone dust jacket designed by Guy Fleming

Weight: 550gr.
Original price: USD 6.00
Entry No. 2010003
Entry Date: 23rd March 2010



BOOK DESCRIPTION


An eminent British critic explores the conception of literary obscenity, tracing his subject from the earliest times, with special reference to recent legislation and prosecutions in the Unites States and England. The author gives a perspective and comprehensive evaluation of the grave problem of literary suppression and offers a classic declaration for freedom of expression.

Morris L. Ernst writes in the foreword of this volume: “It seems clear to me that all readers who are interested in liberty of the market place of thought may conclude, as I do, that this documented history of attacks on literature in England and the United States tells a more persuasive story even than the great exhortation of Milton’s Areopagitica. This volume, if widely read not only by lawyers and judges, but by all folk, can be an effective instrument to tidy up the law of censorship. It might even educate us to a more adult approach to the mystery of life.”

FOOLISH FIGLEAVES?



Writer: Richard H. Kuh
Τitle: Foolish Figleaves?
Subtitle: Pornography in –and out –of court
Foreword: Richard H. Kuh
Language: English

Edition: First Printing
Place of Publication: New York & London
Publisher: The Macmillan Company / Collier-Macmillan Ltd.
Year of Publication: 1967

Format: 142x219mm
Pages: xi+368; notes, 335; index, 359
Binding: Cloth in duotone dust jacket
Weight: 671gr.
Original price: USD 7.95
Entry No. 2010002
Entry Date: 23rd March 2010



BOOK DESCRIPTION

Against the setting of today’s swiftly changing sexual mores, Foolish Figleaves? gives an incisive–and lively–view of pornography and the fantastic confusion engulfing efforts to restrain it. The book’s reasoned valuation of the pros and cons of censorship is antidoctrinaire: it questions alike the stridence of the bluenoses and the extremism of self-proclaimed liberals.

Mr. Kuh brings to his writing a felicity of expression, a wealth of apt quotations from Plato to Malcolm Muggeridge, and a delightful wit. As a sample, in describing Eros publisher Ralph Ginzburg’s “mastery of reverse bowdlerizing” of the classics, he writes” “censor-fashion. He had gone leap-frogging through these works, hunting for passages dealing with sex and sensuality, substituting, however, the anthologist’s shears and pastepot for the censor’s blue pencil.” Noting that  antiobscenity enforcement features “all the busy confusion of a Mack Sennett comedy, with black-robed judges–Keystone Cop-fashion–dashing off simultaneously in all directions,” Mr. Kuh covers the key legal cases, from the pivotal appeal of Sam Roth (“proud of his frequent martyrdom in the financially prosperous cause of free speech”) to the highly publicized Lenny Bruce and Ralph Ginzburg affairs. Even in these two cases most of the material in the book will be new not only to the general reader but to lawyers, since no “family” newspaper or magazine was able to print the obscenities involved, and even the legal journals shied away from frank coverage. The Lenny Bruce trial combined humor, graphic sexuality, and the ridiculous, featuring a bravura performance by poet Allen Ginsberg and a comically revealing cross-examination of the late Dorothy Kilgallen. The shilly-shallying silence of outspoken critics when called upon for direct participation–names are named–is also seen in its more amusing, if disconcerting, aspects.

Foolish Figleaves?
embraces every area of pornography today–including happenings, toplessness, erotic sculpture, avant garde and stag movies, nudist magazines, and banned books –and underscores the difficulties of definition that beset the carrying out of justice. In this amusing and thoughtful book, Mr. Kuh offers sane, well-reasoned, and helpful proposals for moderate action that bypass traditional solutions and will not fail to interest both the thoughtful libertarian and the troubled censor, as well as parents, community-minded citizens, lawyers and judges.

GERMAN BODIES



ISBN-13: 978-0-415-92122-0
Writer: Uli Linke
Τitle: German Bodies
Subtitle: Race and Representation After Hitler
Language: English
Place of Publication: New York • London
Publisher: Routledge
Year of Publication: 1999
Format: 151x229mm (trimmed)
Pages: xiii+274; notes, 217; bibliography, 237; index, 267
Illustrations: 32 black and white pictures
Front Cover Photo: Anatomy on Display: Male Corpse with Skin, Mannheim 1997
Front Cover Design: Dennis Kois
Binding: Paperback in duotone wrappers
Weight: 483gr.


BOOK DESCRIPTION

German Bodies offers a detailed and stimulating analysis of how the essentialisms of gender, blood, and race continue to operate in German cultural memory. This ‘anatomy of German nationhood,’ as Linke calls it, challenges many conventional assumptions, including my own, about discontinuities in German society following World War II. It is sure to provoke widespread debates.”
—John Borneman, author of Settling Accounts: Violence, Justice and Accountability in Postsocialist States

ALTERNATIVE EUROPE


ISBN-13: 978-1-903364-93-2
Editors: Ernest Mathijs and Xavier Mendik
Title: Alternative Europe
Subtitle: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945
Foreword: Jean Rollin
Language: English
Place of Publication: London and New York
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Year of Publication: 2004
Format: 168x234mm (trimmed)
Pages: xiii269; notes, 248; index, 260
Illustrations: 47 black and white pictures and sketches
Binding: Paperback in duotone wrappers
Weight: 596gr.
Entry No.: 2008017
Entry Date: 12th  March 2008

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Whether defined by the comic excesses of Spanish director Alex de la Inglesia, the cult horrors of Black Emanuelle and the Italian ‘Nunspolitation’ movie, or the surreal vampire experimentations of Jean Rollin, trash and exploitation cinema represents the alternative face of European film. Although extremely popular with post-war audiences, these historically significant traditions of ‘Eurotrash’ have ofen been ridiculed or ignored by and established film criticism eager to define ‘legitimate’ European cinema as either avant-garde or socially realist.

Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945 investigates these previously under-explored  national traditions of film culture, with essays and festival reports uncovering the social and cultural trends and tensions within a wide range of European exploitation movies. The volume considers such engaging and challenging topics as Russian, Belgian and Italian horror cinema, Gothic musclemen movies. Nazi ‘sexploitation’ cycles, German erotic cinema and 1970s European rogue cop thrillers. Alternative Europe also includes interviews with trash directors and icons such as Brian Yuzna, Jörg Buttgereit and Giovanni Lombardo Radice.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. SEX



ISBN-10: 0-89110-020-2
Writers: Philip Nobile and Eric Nadler
Τitle: United States of America vs. Sex
Subtitle: How the Meese Commission lied about Pornography
Introduction: Philip Nobile and Eric Nadler
Edition: First Printing
Language: English
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Minotaur Press, Ltd
Year of Publication: 1986
Format: 132x201mm (trimmed)
Pages: 370
Illustrations: 21 single colour sketches and tables
Binding: Paperback in duotone wrappers
Weight: 358gr.
Original price: USD 3.95
Entry No.: 2009067
Entry Date: 1st December 2009

Monday, 17 January 2011

PUBLIC NUDITY 8: CONNY

THE FAMILY AND THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION



Editor: Edwin M. Schur
Τitle: The Family and the Sexual Revolution
Subtitle: Selected Readings
Language: English
Place of Publication: Bloomington, IN
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Year of Publication: 1964
Format: 145x214mm
Pages: xv+427; some further readings, 423
Jacket Design: Lawrence Hoffman
Binding: Cloth in duotone dust jacket
Weight: 716gr.
Entry No.: 2009061
Entry Date: 5th November 2009



BOOK DESCRIPTION

In recent years certain critics have warned that Western society is disintegrating because of a sharp decline in sexual morals and a breakdown of the family system. While most students of the family and of society tend to discredit these alarmist views, they agree that the family as a social institution is undergoing profound change. In this volume attention is focused on three of the most important areas of social change affecting the family: sex standards (with special reference to the question of premarital intercourse), the social roles of women, and birth control.

The articles included represent a wide range of viewpoints and many are genuinely controversial. Sociologists, philosophers, anthropologists, political scientists, lawyers, and theologians are among the authors represented, and their views constitute some of the liveliest and most influential statements to be made on these subjects in recent years.

As the controversy on these issues is likely to remain intense, the articles in this volume may serve as points of departure for future discussion, providing parents, educators, and students with important data, constructive comment, and challenging judgments in a difficult but vital field
.

DOWN AND DIRTY




ISBN-13: 978-0-7864-1142-9
Writer: Mike Quarles
Τitle: Down and Dirty
Subtitle: Hollywood’s Exploitation Filmmakers and Their Movies
Language: English
Place of Publication: Jefferson, North Carolina, and London
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
Year of Publication: 2001
Format: 151x228mm (trimmed)
Pages: xiv+193 printed on alkaline paper
Illustrations: 61 single colour plates, pictures and ad mats; index, 187
Front Cover Photo: A scene from Tobe Hooper’s 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Photofest)
Binding: Paperback in single colour wrappers
Weight: 305gr.
Entry No.: 2008031
Entry Date: 24th May 2008

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Taboo breakers and trendsetters, shameless hucksters and famous directors. Exploitation filmmaking has seen it all. Fred Olen Ray made his first movie for $298. In 1936 Marijuana — Weed with Roots in Hell showed drug use and nudity on screen in an effort to “educate the public.” Kroger Babb, the man behind Mom and Dad, spliced color medical footage of a baby’s birth into his black and white “classic.”

Russ Meyer, John Waters, Andy Milligan, Doris Wishman, and many others are covered. “Classic” films such as The Immoral Mr. Teas, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Nude on the Moon are examined. Production techniques and innovations are also discussed.


Sunday, 16 January 2011

THE NEW FEMALE SEXUALITY



Writer: Manfred F. DeMartino
Τitle: The New Female Sexuality
Subtitle: The sexual practices and experiences of social nudists, “potential” nudists, and lesbians
Foreword: Albert Ellis
Language: English
Place of Publication: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: The Julian Press, Inc.
Year of Publication: 1969
Format: 155x233mm
Pages: xv+236; bibliography, 226; subject index, 231; author index, 235
Binding: Cloth in duotone dust jacket designed by Ronald Clyne
Weight: 600gr.
Original price: USD 7.50

Entry No.: 2008044
Entry Date: 28th August 2008



BOOK DESCRIPTION

The New Female Sexuality
is the first book to disclose detailed findings (inclusive extensive verbatim responses) based on objective, scientific research relating to the sexual attitudes, practices, experiences, desires, etc., of the female social nudists and “potential” nudists (including a number of lesbians). Moreover, this volume is the first to emphasize and highlight the relationships between various sexual activities (such as masturbation, non-virginity, oral-genital contacts, group sexual behavior, wife-swapping, the experiencing of sexual fantasies, “special” sexual techniques, preferred positions during sexual intercourse, homosexual contacts, extramarital relations, sexual contacts with animals) and feelings of self-esteem and security.

Today’s social scene reflects a marked tendency toward exposure of the human body. This is to exemplified by the widespread employment of topless waitresses in restaurants and night clubs; the clothing fashions of females featuring see-through blouses and dresses; the nonwearing of brassieres; appearances of Hollywood stars in nude movie scenes; displays of nudity in numerous advertisements; and the recent rash of Broadway and 0ff-Broadway plays in which not only the actors appear totally nude, but the members of the audience also join in and disrobe completely. On the psychological scene there has been a new emphasis on nudity, particularly in regard to psychotherapy in which it has been used effectively, especially in California.

This book is part of a series dealing with the relationships between the sexual behavior patterns of different types of females and certain personality characteristics. Female social nudists and “potential” nudists with whom this book is mainly concerned comprise one segment of the author’s large sample of females on which data relating to sexuality have been gathered. The total group of subjects consists of females from various walks of life.

In addition to revealing many important and fascinating points of information concerning the sexual experiences and needs of female social nudists, et al, the findings presented in this book indicate that during the past decade or so the attitudes of women toward sex have changed considerably. Females now feel much freer in discussing and disclosing their sexual desires, practices and experiences. This change has necessitated and updating of the presently available statistics on female sexual behavior. Because of this, the monumental study by A. C. Kinsey, W. B. Pomeroy, C. E. Martin and P. H. Gebhard published in 1953, can no longer be viewed as statistically representative of present-day sexual for the female.

At present there are no established statistical norms for female sexual behavior in our American society. When the data in this volume are properly evaluated, it will be seen that the percentage figures with respect to sexual activities will be appreciably different than those reported by Kinsey et al. In terms of what is apparent (especially in view of the relationships between different sexual practices and levels of self-esteem and security), many of the sexual acts, etc., which formerly were considered to be “abnormal” or perverted may no longer be perceived in such a manner. There are many important implications herein which psychotherapists, clinicians, marriage counselors, medical practitioners and persons interested in sex education should find particularly valuable.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

NOT IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN



ISBN-13: 978-0-374-17545-4
Writer: Marjorie Heins
Τitle: Not in Front of the Children
Subtitle: “Indecency,” Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth
Edition: First Edition
Language: English
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Year of Publication: 2001
Format: 157x235mm
Pages: xiv+402 printed on alkaline paper; notes, 265; index, 402
Illustrations: 17 black & white pictures and sketches
Binding: Boards in colour dust jacket designed by Claire Williams
Weight: 713gr.
Original price: USD 30.00
Entry No.: 2009068
Entry Date: 1st December 2009

BOOK DESCRIPTION

From Huckleberry Finn to Harry Potter, from Internet filters to the v-chip, censorship exercised on behalf of children and adolescents is often based on the assumption that they must be protected from “indecent” information that might harm their development- whether in art, in literature, or on a Web site. But where does this assumption come from, and is it true?


In Not in Front of the Children, Marjorie Heins explores the fascinating history of “indecency” laws and other restrictions aimed at protecting youth. From Plato’s argument for rigid censorship, through Victorian laws aimed at repressing libidinous thoughts, to contemporary battles over sex education in public schools and violence in the media. Heins guides us through what became, and remains, an ideological minefield. With fascinating examples drawn from around the globe, she suggests that the “harm to minors” argument rests on shaky foundations.



There is an urgent need for informed, dispassionate debate about the perceived conflict between the free-expression rights of young people and the widespread urge to shield them from expression that is considered harmful. Not in Front of the Children will spur this long-needed conversation.

PUBLIC NUDITY 7: ANDREA P.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

SEX



ISBN-13: 978-0-7377-0351-1
Editor: Mary E. Williams
Τitle: Sex
Series: Opposing Viewpoints
Series Editors: David L. Bender & Bruno Leone
Language: English
Place of Publication: San Diego, CA
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Inc.
Year of Publication: 2000
Format: 136x214mm (trimmed)
Pages: 218 printed on alkaline paper;periodical bibliography, 202; organizations to contact, 204; bibliography of books, 209; index, 213
Illustrations: 7 single colour sketches and 1 table
Front Cover Photo: John Foxx Images/Planet Art
Binding: Paperback in colour wrappers
Weight: 260gr.
Original price: USD 19.95
Entry No.: 2009064
Entry Date: 23rd November 2009

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Those who do not know their opponent’s arguments do not completely understand their own.

This book is one volume of the highly acclaimed opposing viewpoints series developed by Greenhaven Press.

“Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model… not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, the selections –by experts, policy makers, and concerned citizens –include complete articles and speeches, long books excerpts, and occasional cartoons and boxed quotations… all up to date and fully documented. The editing is intelligent and unobtrusive, organizing the material around substantive issues within the general debate. Brief introductions to each section and to each reading focus the questions raised and offer  no slick answers.”
-Booklist

PUBLIC NUDITY 6: LEILA 2

CULTS OF AMERICA



Writer: Maurice Beam
Title: Cults of America
Language: English
Place of Publication: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: Macfadden-Bartell Corporation
Year of Publication: 1964
Format: 107x178mm (trimmed)
Pages: 127
Binding: Paperback in colour wrappers
Weight: 78gr.
Original price: USD 0.60
Entry No.: 2008042
Entry Date: 26th August 2008

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Free Love – Nudism – Polygamy – Voodoo
• Ancient fertility rites and naked goddesses riding white bulls in the moonlight
• Sexual orgies in a station wagon belonging to a pseudo Christ and his twelve apostles
• Mate swapping in an exclusive club where membership is limited to sterile husbands and broad-minded wives

All these were part of the ritual in one or another of the off-beat cults that have flourished in America. Here is the authentic, colorful story of these cults, and of the men who founded them to satisfy their personal desire for sex, money, or power.


PUBLIC NUDITY 5: LEILA

SEX, CENSORSHIP AND PORNOGRAPHY 2



Writer: Donald H. Gilmore
Τitle: Sex, Censorship and Pornography ,Vol. 2: The Present
Language: English
Place of Publication: San Diego, CA
Publisher: Greenleaf Classics, Inc.
Year of Publication: 1969
Format: 132x194mm (trimmed)
Pages: 278 (233-511 continuous pagination); bibliography, 485; index, 495
Illustrations: 93 black and white plates, pictures, cartoons and sketches
Binding: Paperback in printed colour wrappers
Weight: 294gr.
Original price: USD 4.75
Entry No.: 2008046
Entry Date: 22nd September 2008


BOOK DESCRIPTION

Doctor Donald H. Gilmore has documented this unprecedented work of contemporary-scene scholarship –the only study of its kind which encompasses TODAY and TOMORROW in the whirlwind revolution of sexual candor which is sweeping the western world.

SEX, CENSORSHIP AND PORNOGRAPHY makes every other work on these topics obsolete!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

PUBLIC NUDITY 4: LUCIE

THE SMUT PEDDLERS



Writer: James Jackson Kilpatrick
Τitle: The Smut Peddlers
Foreword: James Jackson Kilpatrick
Language: English
Edition: First Edition
Place of Publication: Garden City, N.Y.
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Year of Publication: 1960
Format: 144x214mm
Pages: vi+323; index, 309
Binding: Hardbound in duotone dust jacket designed by George Maas
Original price: USD 4.50
Weight: 500gr.
Entry No.: 2008049
Entry Date: 10th November 2008

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Stag shows on film, delightfully different, sensationally thrilling… Too bashful to make a model your friend? I’d love to send you my real special pics and films… The book nobody dared to print!  Actual photos, dangerous art… Like them young? Our pretty young girls have gone all out to please… Hear the uninhibited candor of erotic love in high fidelity… Exotic and revealing photos of spanking… Personal products for married men only… Brutal Amazons, sadistic sorority girls… Hot sample photo FREE…

While defenders of the First Amendment litigate on behalf of Lady Chatterley, and defenders of juvenile morals purge Steinbeck and Hemingway from newsstands, pornography merchants from California to Copenhagen are flooding the mails with explicit offers like these. Their product is hard-core obscenity, and their market is a file of commercial mailing lists –unrefined and indiscriminate compilations that include adults, teen-agers, and even small children.

THE SMUT PEDDLERS is the story of the obscenity racket in twentieth-century America –how it operates, how it is being combined and why it continues to grow despite the best efforts of our Postal inspectors. It is also a fully documented, deeply thoughtful examination of the argument that compound the problem: Does the First Amendment guarantee freedom to the pornographer? Is censorship a reasonable function of government? Who is qualified to determine where “art” stops and “indecency” begins? Do private pressure groups have the right to “suggest” what publications a dealer should sell? Should we uphold unconditional freedom of the press at the cost of a little obscenity, or should we stamp it out at the cost of a little freedom?

Mr. Kilpatrick’s carefully balanced appraisal of all these questions, plus his own contribution toward the establishment of a practical solution to the problem, makes THE SMUT PEDDLERS an informative, constructive, and invaluable book for every parent, teacher, and responsible citizen in America today.

Monday, 10 January 2011

PORNOGRAPHY



ISBN-10: 0-340-16334-8
Τitle: Pornography
Subtitle: The Longford Report
Introduction: Lord Longford
Language: English
Edition: Second Impression
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: Coronet Books / Hodder Paperbacks Ltd
Year of Publication: 1972
Format: 110x178mm (trimmed)
Pages: 520 printed on newsprint; research bibliography, 499; index, 511
Binding: Paperback in duotone wrappers
Weight: 275gr.
Original price: GBP 0.60
Entry No.: 2009066
Entry Date: 30th November 2009

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Pornography
One of the burning issues of our time: Does it really do any harm

When the Longford Study Group was first set up it attracted a lot of notice, some of it hostile. But during the year’s enquiry by a group of some fifty distinguished public figures and experts, the importance of its work was rapidly acknowledged.

This report is based on research and evidence from those with special experience in the fields of communications, law and morals. Witnesses included the Minister for the Arts; the Directors-General of the BBC and ITA; censors Lord Harlech, John Trevelyan and Stephen Murphy; the Commissioners of the Metropolitan Police; leaders of the national press, and leading film, theatre and book critics. Self-confessed pornographers and their customers were also interviewed.

Although the report recommends a change in the obscenity laws, the scope extends well beyond what has been called “the ultimate bastion” of legislation. Pornography is one example –not necessarily the most dangerous– of a general challenge to the basic values of our society. What the Longford Report does is to examine that challenge in the light of discussion and experience. Anyone bewildered by the changing social morality today, especially those who try to guide the young, should not ignore this valuable document.

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