Big Porn Inc : Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry
It is now widely acknowledged that the unprecedented mainstreaming of the global pornography industry is transforming the sexual politics of intimate and public life, popularising new forms of hardcore misogyny, and strongly contributing to the sexualisation of children. Yet challenges to the pornography industry continue to be dismissed as uncool, anti-sex and moral panics. With contributions from leading world experts and activists, Big Porn Inc offers a cutting edge expose of the hidden realities of a multi-billion dollar global industry that promotes itself as a fashionable lifestyle choice. Unmasking the lies behind the selling of porn as 'just a bit of fun' Big Porn Inc reveals the shocking truths of an industry that trades in violence, crime and degradation. This fearless book will change the way you think about pornography forever.
- Paperback | 310 pages
- 148 x 224 x 20mm | 458.13g
- 01 Mar 2012
- Spinifex Press
- North Melbourne, Australia
Contributor Meagan Tyler from Victoria University, Australia was a speaker at the Challenging Porn Conference, at London Metropolitan University in early December 2011. Shortlisted as a secondary reference source - 'Highly Commended' - in the Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2012.
About Melinda Tankard Reist
Melinda Tankard Reist is a Canberra author, commentator and advocate with a special interest in issues affecting women and girls. Her commentary has been published and broadcast widely in Australia and abroad and she is a frequent speaker at girls' schools. Abigail Bray is a research fellow at the Social Justice Research Centre at Edith Cowan University. She has published widely in leading international academic journals on anorexia, child sexual abuse, moral panics and child pornography.