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Did Pornography Fuel the Sexual Revolution? - Jeffrey Escoffier

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/12/15/Porn_Peep_Shows_and_Public_Space GLBTQ issue writer Jeffrey Escoffier says that pornography should be taken more seriously as an element of pop culture, calling it "the most important form of discourse about sex and sexuality that currently exists." He argues that the sexual revolution of the 1960s would not have occurred without the battle over obscenity. ----- Porn, Peep Shows and Private Space: a discussion recorded in collaboration with the City University of New York, on December 15, 2009. What is the relationship between public and private within evolving urban and commercial environments such as Times Square in New York City? How have changes in technology and regulation affected sexual commerce, cruising and other public and private negotiations? - CUNY Jeffrey Escoffier writes on glbtq history, politics, culture, sexuality, music, and dance. One of the founders of OUT/LOOK: National Lesbian and Gay Quarterly, he has published widely. Among his books are American Homo: Community and Perversity and a biography of John Maynard Keynes in the Chelsea House series on the Lives of Notable Gay Men and Lesbians. He co-edited (with Matthew Lore) Mark Morris' L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato: A Celebration. His most recent book is Sexual Revolution, an anthology of writing on sex from the 1960s and 1970s. He is currently working on a book on sexual politics and writing about the production of pornography.
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