Recategorizing pornography through technocultural change
Master of Arts
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Pornography has long been a subject of great controversy, much disagreement and conflict on intellectual and legal levels. There have been extensive debates on pornography regarding its potential to do psychological harm, its correlations with sexual violence, and its moral properties. Pornography has also been at the forefront of legal debates regarding obscenity, organized crime, pandering, first amendment rights in the United States and freedom of expression in Canada under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Aside from being a controversial topic and source of conflict it is also an increasingly popular form of adult entertainment - one that is becoming more widely accepted North American society.