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Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality

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No other issue has divided the feminist movement in the past two decades quite like pornography. By providing the first book to engage in an empirical investigation of the pornography industry itself, the authors--each grounded in the radical feminist anti-pornography movement--move beyond the rhetorical bomb-tossing of an often polarized debate.

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Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 20th 1997 by Routledge (first published 1997)
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Mona
Jul 06, 2019 rated it liked it
With texts from different authors, this book offer a good introduction to the impacts of the pornography industry on women's lives. It deconstructs the liberal idea that presents this industry as being liberating for women, when it is one of capitalism's most exploitative ones. It is absolutely horrifying to see how normalized the use of porn has become, even within so-called progressive circles. Indeed, some of them will defend their use of porn by claiming that we cannot dictate what people do ...more
Tara Calaby
This is a really solid collection of essays that examine various aspects of pornography, largely from an anti-porn perspective, as you can probably guess from Gail Dines being the lead author ;)
Amarna Miller
Aug 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Obviously I don't agree with the arguments but I feel that specially the first chapters are quite well written. I found interesting the descriptions of inequality in porn movies rented by the authors.
Bryan Whitehead
Apr 26, 2020 rated it liked it
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At the outset let me say that the full response this book deserves is well beyond the scope of a one-paragraph capsule review. Here, then, are the highlights: as one might gather from the title, this is a collection of feminist essays about the evils of pornography. Gail Dines contributes a fascinating essay on the historical development of mainstream porn magazines in the 20th century, and Ann Russo writes an all-too-short piece on the importance of reconciling anti-porn sentiment with women’s ...more
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Gail Dines is an English–American feminist author, anti-pornography activist, professor, and lecturer.

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