SEX MUSEUMS: THE POLITICS AND PERFORMANCE OF DISPLAY. By Jennifer Tyburczy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015; pp. 296.

"This is a powerful illustration indeed of the book’s subtitle—The Politics and Performance of Display—and thus from the outset we are aware that the threat of violence is never far away from any exhibition that asks us to think about sex. Within this context Tyburczy’s project aims to demonstrate “how museums participate in the production of emotions and ideas about the people who inhabit the margins of citizenship and about the parameters of acceptable speech” (xvii)."