Paperback $16.00

Apr 26, 2011 | 240 Pages

Hardcover $26.95

Jun 29, 2010 | 256 Pages

Ebook $26.95

Aug 06, 2010

  • Paperback $16.00

    Apr 26, 2011 | 240 Pages

  • Hardcover $26.95

    Jun 29, 2010 | 256 Pages

  • Ebook $26.95

    Aug 06, 2010


Pornland . . . will now be the starting point for serious discussions about how porn shapes and distorts social and sexual norms. Dines understands both the economics and cultural power of the pornography industry perhaps better than anyone ever has.”—Jackson Katz, author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help

“[A] thoughtful analysis of pornography’s infiltration into the American economy, its detrimental effects on the sexual and emotional health of women and men, and its ability to perpetuate both sexism and racism.”—Veronica Arellano, Library Journal
“Dines brilliantly exposes porn’s economics, pervasiveness, and impact with scholarship as impeccable as her tone is reasonable. This book will change your life. Ignore it at your peril.”—Robin Morgan
“An eyes-wide-open look at the way the porn industry exploits and damages the gift of our sexuality to fuel itself.”—Wendy Maltz, coauthor of The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography
“Bravo to Gail Dines! She exposes a huge problem of our time that few people are willing to confront. Dines follows the extensive money trail, uncovering the role of corporate duplicity and greed while showing how steadily pornography has infiltrated into everyday life from almost cradle to grave.”—Diane Levin, coauthor of So Sexy, So Soon

Table Of Contents


Introduction Porn and the Industrialization of Sex xv

One Playboy, Penthouse, and Hustler: Paving the Way for Today’s Porn Industry

Two Pop Goes the Porn Culture: Mainstreaming Porn

Three From the Backstreet to Wall Street: The Big Business of Porn

Four Grooming for Gonzo: Becoming a Man in a Porn Culture

Five Leaky Images: How Porn Seeps into Men’s Lives

Six Visible or Invisible: Growing Up Female in a Porn Culture

Seven Racy Sex, Sexy Racism: Porn from the Dark Side

Eight Children: The Final Taboo

Conclusion Fighting Back


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