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Pornland

Pornland by Gail Dines
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Jun 29, 2010 | 256 Pages
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Praise

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

“We’re now so pornography-saturated that our capacity for sexual delight is being brutalized. Gail 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

“Thoroughly researched and forcefully argued, Pornland is a must-read. From the intricate linking of the porn industry with Fortune 500 companies to behind the scenes of Girls Gone Wild, Dines makes eye-opening connections and breaks new ground with every chapter.”—Chyng Sun, associate professor of media studies, New York University, director of The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality, and Relationships

Pornland takes a quantum leap beyond the tired pro-porn vs. anti-porn debates of recent decades. It will now be the starting point for serious discussions about how porn shapes and distorts social and sexual norms. Gail Dines understands both the economics and cultural power of the pornography industry perhaps better than anyone ever has. This is accessible and grounded social analysis at its finest.”—Jackson Katz, Ph.D., creator of the video Tough Guise and author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help

“An eyes-wide-open look at the way the porn industry exploits and damages the gift of our sexuality to fuel itself. Pornland is well researched, well written, and heartfelt. I highly recommend it.”—Wendy Maltz, LCSW, DST, coauthor of The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography

“For more than a decade, Gail Dines has been at the forefront of the study of the contemporary pornography industry and its effects. Many have been eagerly awaiting Pornland, in which she synthesizes all that work-and it has been worth the wait. It is, without question, the definitive book on pornography and pop culture in the twenty-first century. Dines has achieved something rare: she looks at an increasingly pornographic society without backing away from the ugly truth, and without giving up hope for a better world.”
—Robert Jensen, University of Texas at Austin, author of Getting Off:Pornography and the End of Masculinity

Table Of Contents

Preface

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

Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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