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The pornography industry : what everyone needs to know

Author: Shira Tarrant
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: What everyone needs to know.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The business of pornography is a surprisingly elusive subject, and debates on the subject can cause emotions to run high. Tarrant answers the most-asked questions about the performers, the viewers, the dangers and the economic impact of the porn industry. She sorts myths from reality, and the result allows readers to explore these provocative issues and make their own decisions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tarrant, Shira, 1963-
Pornography industry.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015041007
(OCoLC)928750678
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shira Tarrant
ISBN: 9780190205133 019020513X
OCLC Number: 928889533
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 196 pages).
Contents: Cover; The Pornography Industry; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Overview; What Is the Definition of Pornography?; What Is the Difference between Erotica and Porn?; Why Does Pornography Matter?; Is Pornography a Crime, a Sin, a Vice, or a Choice?; If Pornography Is a Private Issue, Why Talk about It in Public?; What Makes Pornography a Valence Issue?; 2 Historical Questions; When Did Pornography Begin?; How Has Pornography Changed over Time?; How Has Technology Impacted Pornography?; How Did Porn Evolve in the Twentieth Century?; What Are Stag Films? What Is the Golden Era of Porn?What Is the Digital Era of Porn?; What Is Some of the Most Famous (or Infamous) Porn in History?; 3 The Pornography Industry; What Is the Difference between Mainstream and Indie Porn?; What Is the Difference between Features, Gonzo, and Unscripted Porn?; How Much Does It Cost to Produce Porn?; How Much Revenue Does Pornography Generate ... and How Accurate Are These Figures?; What Efforts Are Being Made to Address Porn Piracy?; What Are the Awards Given for Porn?; 4 Porn Performers; How Much Are Porn Performers Paid?; How Do Rates Vary? What Is the Pay for Magazine Shoots and Adult-​Themed Products?What Are Cam Sites and How Much Do Performers Earn?; What Is It Like to Work in Porn?; Do Porn Performers Enjoy Having Sex for the Camera?; Why Do People Become Porn Performers?; What Is the "Damaged Goods" Hypothesis?; Is This Hypothesis True?; What Are Some Concerns about Porn Performers' Well-​Being?; How Do Performers Transition out of the Adult Industry?; 5 Who's Watching Porn?; Is It True that Men Are More Visually Aroused than Women?; What Are the Demographics on Porn Use?; How Does Age Make a Difference? How Many People Watch Porn While They're at Work?What Is the Data on Men and Women Watching Porn?; What Is the Data on Couples Watching Porn Together?; How Does Porn Use Correlate to Religious and Political Views?; What Is the Data on Global Porn Use?; How Is This Demographic Information Collected?; What Are the Challenges in Data Collection?; How Might Stigma and Stereotypes about Gender Impact the Data on Who Uses Porn?; 6 Pleasure and Danger in Pornography; Does Pornography Cause Violence against Women?; What Are the Debates and the Data?; Does Pornography Mean that We Are What We Watch? Does Pornography Cause Sexism and Racism?Are There Links between Pornography and Human Sex Trafficking?; What Is the Impact of Pornography on Marriage and Relationships?; Does Pornography Have Positive Benefits?; 7 Legal Issues; Why Does the First Amendment Protect Pornography as Free Speech?; What Makes Pornography Different from Obscenity?; What Are Some Important Legal Cases Regarding Pornography in the United States?; What Is Measure B?; What Are Some of the Global Pornography Laws?; 8 Medical Issues; Are Porn Performers at Risk of Contracting STIs or HIV?
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.
Responsibility: Shira Tarrant.

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