Mariah Larsson

Mariah Larsson

Mariah Larsson

Mariah Larsson is Professor of Film Studies at Linnaeus University, Sweden and the author of The Swedish Porn Scene: Exhibition Contexts, 8mm Pornography and the Sex Film (2017).

Mariah Larsson’s research has concerned the history of pornographic film in Sweden and in her presentation, she will focus on a relatively recent shift in the public discourse on pornography towards a construction of pornography as a public health hazard. This shift will be situated in a national and historical context of the Scandinavian welfare state and its relationship to sexually explicit material since the late 1960s.