Stein, Michael Books

Ethnography of an Adult Bookstore. Private Scenes, Public Places
1990 0-88946-629-7
Makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the pornographic phenomenon by presenting the results of the three-year sociological study into the structure of one of the locations. Uses existing evidence and participatory observations, contents, clients, and social norms operative in a pornographic store in a mid-sized American city. Removes some of the mystique surrounding this socially "illicit" activity.