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On the Web: Articles

Mackinnon: Pornography is Oppression. The Ethical Spectacle (11/95).

Why the ACLU Opposes Censorship of Pornography (n.d.).

Pornography: Definition. From Russell, Dangerous Relationships.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

About-Face. Combats negative & distorted images of women in the media.

In the Library: Articles

Bishop, Katherine. "Porn in the USA: we may know it when we see it, but as a society we still disagree on what to do about it," California Lawyer 6,12 (12/86).

De Grazia, Edward. "Sex de jure," Nation (02/20/95): 242-249.

Greenhouse, Linda. "Court blocks law regulating Internet access to pornography," NY Times (6/30/04). Supreme Court impedes implementation of Child Online Protection Act until questions of whether criminal penalties are constitutional & if voluntary filters won't do the job is settled.

Lefevere, Patricia. “The thorny debate over art vs. pornography,” National Catholic Reporter (2/17/95):12.

Schlosser, Eric. "Empire of the obscene," New Yorker (3/10/03). Exploits of late Reuben Sturman, creator of modern "adult entertainment" industry, evading prosecution before porn became mainstream culture.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Allison, Anne. Permitted & Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics & Censorship in Japan (Berkeley: U. California, 2000).

Arcand, Bertrand. The Jaguar & the Anteater: Pornography Degree Zero (NY: Verso, 1993).

Assiter, Alison. Pornography, Feminism & the Individual (Winchester MA: Pluto, 1989).

__________ (ed.) & Avedon Carol. Bad Girls & Dirty Pictures: The Challenge to Reclaim Feminism (Boulder CO: Pluto, 1993).

Berger, Fred R. Freedom, Rights, & Pornography: A Collection of Papers (ed. Bruce Russell; Boston: Kluwer, 1991).

__________; Patricia Searles & Charles E. Cottle. Feminism & Pornography (NY: Praeger, 1991).

Biondi Shaw, Juan J. Voz, mujer y violencia sexual en las calles de Lima (Lima: Instituto de Dialogo y Propuestas, 1996).

Brill, Alida. Nobody's Business: Paradoxes of Privacy (Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1990).

Burgess, Ann Wolbert & Marieanne Lindqvist Clark (eds.) Child Pornography & Sex Rings (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1984).

Califia, Pat. Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex [1994] (2nd ed.; San Francisco: Cleis, 2002).

Campagna, Daniel S & Donald L. Poffenberger. The Sexual Trafficking in Children: An Investigation of the Child Sex Trade (Dover MA: Auburn House, 1988).

Caputi, Mary. Voluptuous Yearnings: A Feminist Theory of the Obscene (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994).

Carol, Avedon. Nudes, Prudes & Attitudes: Pornography & Censorship (Cheltenham: New Clarion, 1994).

Carter, Angela. The Sadeian Woman & the Ideology of Pornography (NY: Pantheon, 1978).

Cate, Fred H. The Internet & the First Amendment: Schools & Sexually Explicit Expression (Bloomington IN: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1998).

Chancer, Lynn S. Reconcilable Differences: Confronting Beauty, Pornography, & the Future of Feminism (Berkeley: U. California, 1998).

Christensen, F.M. Pornography: The Other Side (NY: Praeger, 1990).

Cornell, Drucilla. The Imaginary Domain: Abortion, Pornography & Sexual Harassment (NY: Routledge, 1995).

__________ (ed.) Feminism & Pornography (NY: Oxford, 2000).

Davidson, K. Kirk. Selling Sin: The Marketing of Socially Unacceptable Products (Westport CT: Quorum, 1996).

Davis, Murray S. Smut: Erotic Reality/Obscene Ideology (Chicago: U. Chicago, 1983).

Dean, Carolyn J. The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality & Other Fantasies in Interwar France (Berkeley: U. California, 2000).

Delgado, Richard & Jean Stefancic. Must We Defend Nazis? Hate Speech, Pornography, & the New First Amendment (NY: NYU, 1997).

Dines, Gail; Robert Jensen & Ann Russo. Pornography: The Production & Consumption of Inequality (NY: Routledge, 1998).

Downs, Donald Alexander. The New Politics of Pornography (Chicago: U. Chicago, 1989).

Duggan, Lisa & Nan D. Hunter. Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent & Poltical Culture (NY: Routledge, 1995).

Duncan, Jane (ed.) Between Speech & Silence: Hate Speech, Pornography, & the New South Africa (Cape Town: Institute for Democracy, 1996).

Dworkin, Andrea. Woman Hating (NY: Dutton, 1974).

__________. Pornography: Men Possessing Women (NY: Perigee, 1981).

__________. Letters from a War Zone: Writings, 1976-89 (NY: E.P. Dutton, 1988).

Easton, Susan M. The Problem of Pornography: Regulation & the Right to Free Speech (NY: Routledge, 1994).

Eysenck, H. J. & D.K.B. Nias. Sex, Violence & the Media (NY: St. Martin's, 1978).

Faust, Beatrice. Women, Sex, & Pornography: A Controversial & Unique Study (NY: Macmillan, 1980).

Fiss,Owen M. The Irony of Free Speech (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1996).

Gertzman, Jay A. Bookleggers & Smut Hounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940 (Philadelphia: U. Pennsylvania, 1999).

Gibson, Pamela Church & Roma Gibson (eds.) Dirty Looks: Women, Pornography, Power (London: BFI, 1993).

Goldschmidt, Paul W. Pornography & Democratization: Legislating Obscenity in Post-Communist Russia (Boulder: Westview, 1999).

Gordon, George N. Erotic Communications: Studies in Sex, Sin, & Censorship (NY: Hastings House, 1980).

Griffin, Susan. Pornography & Silence: Culture's Revenge Against Nature (NY: Harper & Row, 1981).

Gubar, Susan & Joan Hoff (eds.) For Adult Users Only: The Dilemma of Violent Pornography (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1989).

Hebditch, David Leroy. Porn Gold: Inside the Pornography Business (Boston: Faber & Faber, 1988).

Holbrook, David (ed.) The Case Against Pornography (NY: Library, 1973).

Hubner, John. Bottom Feeders: From Free Love to Hard Core. The Rise & Fall of Counter-Culture Heroes Jim & Artie Mitchell (NY: Doubleday, 1993).

Ide, Arthir Frederick. Evangelical Terrorism: Censorship, Falwell, Robertson & the Seamy Side of Christian Fundamentalism (Irving TX: Scholars Books, 1986).

Itzin, Catherine (ed.) The Case Against Pornography: Sex Discrimination, Sexual Violence, & Civil Liberties (NY: Oxford, 1992).

Kipnis, Laura. Bound & Gagged:Pornography & the Politics of Fantasy in America (NY: Grove, 1996).

Levitt, M. & A. Toporkov (eds.) Eros & Pornography in Russian Culture (Moscow: Ladomir, 1999).

Levy, Ariel. Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women & the Rise of Raunch Cuture (NY: Free Press, 2005).

MacKinnon, Catharine A. & Andrea Dworkin (eds.) In Harm's Way: The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1997).

Milne, Carly. Naked Ambition: Women Who Are Changing Pornography (NY: Carroll & Graf, 2005).

Pally, Marcia. Sex & Sensibility: Reflections on Forbidden Mirrors & the Will to Censor (Hopewell NJ :Ecco, 1994).

Paul, Pamela. Pornified: How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, & Our Families (NY: Times, 2005).

Poynor, Rick. Designing Pornotopia: Travels in Visual Culture (Princeton NJ: Princeton Architectural, 2006).

Russell, Diana E.H. Against Pornography: The Evidence of Harm (Berkeley: Russell, 1993).

__________. Dangerous Relationships: Pornography, Misogyny & Rape (Thousand Oaks CA: Sage, 1998).

Schlosser, Eric. Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs & Cheap Labor in the American Black Market (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003).

Stan, Adele M. (ed.) Debating Sexual Correctness: Pornography, Sexual Harassment, Date Rape & the Politics of Sexual Equality (NY: Delta, 1996).

Strossen, Nadine. Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex & the Fight for Women's Rights (NY: Scribner, 1995).

Tisdale, Sallie. Talk Dirty to Me: An Intimate Philosophy of Sex (NY: Doubleday, 1995).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Beyond Killing Us Softly: The Impact of Media Images on Women & Girls" [2000], dir. Margaret Lazarus & Renner Wunderlich, 34m. From Cambridge Documentary Films.

"Boogie Nights" [1998], dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, 155m. In video stores.

"A Drug Called Pornography" [2000], dir. Jonathan Schneider, 56m. From United Broadcast Group.

"Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold" (1978), dir. Robert Greenwald, 98m.

"Live Nude Girls Unite!: [2000], dir. Julia Query & Vicky Funari, 85m. From First Run Features.

"Portrait of a Stripper" (1979), dir. John A. Alonzo, 100m.

"Understanding the Harmful Effects of Pornography" [2000], dir. Jonathan Schneider, 45m. From United Broadcast Group.

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