The Porn Report

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, Mar 1, 2008 - Social Science - 272 pages
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True or false? o Most porn users are uneducated, lonely and sad old men. o All porn is violent. o Pornography turns people into rapists and/or paedophiles. o Pornography uniformly portrays women as passive objects of men's sexual urges. The Porn Report debunks these and many other misconceptions about porn consumers, producers and the industry at large. In the first comprehensive examination of the production and consumption of pornography in Australia, Alan McKee, Kath Albury and Catharine Lumby present a wide-ranging view of the adult-content industries and its consumers. If you've ever wondered what's in Australia's bestselling 50 porn videos and DVDs; what's behind amateur or do-it-yourself porn; and how porn is produced and distributed, The Porn Report will not only answer your questions, but also surprise you. The authors also discuss feminist responses to pornography and provide important advice to parents on how they can protect their children from cyberstalkers and from viewing online porn. If pornography arouses, repels or simply piques your curiosity, you cannot afford to miss The Porn Report. To read Kath Albury's blog, find out about events and read reviews of the book, visit http://www.thepornreportbook.com
  

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Contents

A Brief History of Pornography
3
Dirty? Old? Men? The Consumers of Pornography
24
What Does Debbie Do? The Content of Pornography
48
Does Pornography Cause Masturbation? The Effects
74
Feminist Pornography Then and Now
101
Fans Amateurs and Cottage Industries
128
Children and Pornography
149
Porn Sex and Ethics
166
Afterglow?
182
The Understanding Pornography
188
Notes
194
Bibliography
205
Index
217
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About the author (2008)

Associate Professor Alan McKee runs the Television degree in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology and is the author of five books including The Public Sphere and Australian Television. He has worked on many television shows including Big Brother, The Einstein Factor, Today Tonight and The Sideshow. Dr Kath Albury is an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Journalism and Communication at the University of New South Wales. She is a member of the New South Wales Health Ministerial Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS and STIs. Her first book, Yes Means Yes: Getting Explicit about Heterosex, was published in 2002. Professor Catharine Lumby is the Director of the Centre for Social Research in Journalism and Communication at the University of New South Wales. She is the author of five books including Gotcha: Life in a Tabloid World and Bad Girls: The Media, Sex and Feminism in the 1990s.

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