• From Sensuous to Sexy: The Librarian in Post-Censorship Print Pornography

    Author(s):
    David Squires (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American, TC Sexuality Studies, TM Literary Criticism
    Subject(s):
    20th century, Academic librarianship, American studies, Public libraries
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    pornography, pulp
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M62Z1S
    Abstract:
    This chapter argues that the sexy librarian stereotype emerged at the end of the twentieth century from the confluence between sexual liberation, free speech movements and print pornography. It focuses on a series of librarian themed pornographic paperbacks published in the 1970s and 1980s by Greenleaf Classics. These stories, although flimsy plot-wise, tend to be obsessed with the idea of liberating stuffy librarians from the shackles of sexual conservatism, thereby dramatizing some of the social struggles surrounding obscenity cases and the move to deregulate print materials.
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    Published as:
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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