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Description - The Porn Report by Catharine Lumby

The Porn Report is a radical new way of thinking about the place of pornography in society. The writers draw on wide-ranging empirical research to show the production, distribution and consumption of pornography, its content, its consumers and the public debates within which people make sense of it. During a groundbreaking three-year investigation, the authors conducted interviews and surveys to produce a detailed picture of the adult-content industries. They interviewed the models, photographers and distributors involved in the pornography industry to find out why they are involved and what they think of it. They have analysed the contents of best-selling videos and conducted a large-scale survey of consumers to find out who they are and what they think of the materials they watch and read. The authors do not assume pornography is a bad thing, nor do they ignore the difficult issues that surround its production and consumption. The Porn Report engages with the most controversial issues relating to the industry, and provides an insight into the everyday uses of pornography by ordinary consumers, and the place of pornography in society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780522853407
ISBN-10: 0522853404
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Catharine Lumby

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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