Pornography

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Groundwood Books Ltd, 2007 - Social Science - 144 pages
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Explores the history and social aspects of pornography, discussing how it is made and distributed, its popularity and effect on modern culture, its influence on attitudes and crime, and current laws legislating the industry.
  

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User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

Outdated and reads like a high school essay. Didn't learn much! Read full review

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

This is the ONLY book I have found in all of my gender studies and non-fiction wandering that takes neither a pro nor a con stance on pornography. It gives the reader the history of porn, takes them ... Read full review

Contents

1 Thinking About Porn
7
2 A Brief History of Porn
15
3 Pornucopias of Fantasy
28
4 Who Uses Porn?
38
5 Does Porn Cause Rape?
42
6 The Feminists Arguments
51
7 The Business
64
8 Workers
75
9 Pluses Versus Pitfalls
89
10 Censorship
100
11 The Future of Porn
118
Notes
132
Index
140
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About the author (2007)

Debbie Nathan is an award-winning New York City-based journalist who writes frequently for the US press about sexual politics. Her many honors include the John Barlow Martin Award for Public Interest Journalist and the H.L. Mencken Award. She is the author of Women and Other Aliens: Essays from the U.S.-Mexico Border and co-author, with Michael Snedeker, of Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt. She appears in and worked on the documentary film Capturing the Friedmans.

Jane Springer is the author of Genocide, part of the Groundwork Guides series for which she is also the series editor. She is a consultant in international development and has lived and worked in Mozambique and India. She is the author of Listen to Us: The World's Working Children and translator of the Portuguese-language books Nest Egg and Tales from the Amazon. Jane Springer lives in Toronto.

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