The Swedish Porn Scene: Exhibition Contexts, 8mm Pornography and the Sex Film
by Mariah Larsson
Intellect Books, 2016
Paper: 978-1-78320-682-7
Library of Congress Classification PN1995.9.S45L365 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.436538094851

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book presents a close look at the golden age of Swedish pornography in the 1970s, with a specific focus on pornographic films screened in Malmö between 1971 and 1976. How, Mariah Larsson asks, was that one small city’s embrace of the era’s sexual liberation both representative and unique in relation to the rest of Sweden?
            Combining contemporary case studies with comprehensive analyses of advertisements, critical responses, and censorship records, Larsson deconstructs the complexities and paradoxes of the Swedish porn scene. Looking as closely at the exhibition spaces where porn was seen as at the productions themselves and their audiences, Larsson reveals the conditions and social changes that allowed pornography in Sweden to flourish in the period.
 

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