a) Good introductory reading

Berger, Ronald J., Patricia Searles, and Charles E. Cottle. (eds.). (1991). Feminism and Pornography. New York: Praeger.
The Feminist Movement and the Contemporary Pornography Debate.
Traditional Perspectives on Pornography: Popular Positions and Governmental Commissions.
Pornography and the Feminist Sexuality Debate: Radical and Libertarian Feminism.
Other Feminist Perspectives on Pornography: Liberal, Marxist, Socialist, and Black Feminism.
Men’s Perspectives on Pornography.
The Research Context of the Feminist Debate.
The Legal Context of the Feminist Debate.
Nonlegal Alternatives and Concluding Remarks.

Bhattacharyya, Gargi. (2002). Representing Sexuality. Chapter 6 in Sexuality and Society: An introduction. London & New York: Routledge.

Boyle, Karen. (ed.). (2010). Everyday Pornography. Routledge.
Introduction: Everyday Pornographies, Karen Boyle.
Content and context.
Arresting Images: Anti-Pornography Slideshows, Activism and the Academy, Gail Dines, Linda Thompson, Rebecca Whisnant, with Karen Boyle.
Methodological Considerations in Mapping Pornography Content, Ana Bridges.
 ‘Guaranteed Stoke Fodder’: Violence and Domination in Adult Video News, Meagan Tyler.
Repetition and Hyperbole: The Gendered Choreographies of Heteroporn, Susanna Paasonen.
Cocktail Parties: Fetishising Semen in Pornography Beyond Bukkake, Lisa Jean Moore & Julianna Weissbein.
Virtually Commercial Sex, Sarah Neely.
Address, consumption, regulation.
Pornography is What the End of the World Looks Like, Robert Jensen.
From Jekyll to Hyde: How the Porn Industry Grooms Male Consumers, Rebecca Whisnant.
Beyond the Raincoats: The Porn Consumer in Mainstream Media, Karen Boyle.
To Catch a Curious Clicker: A Social Network Analysis of the Online Pornography Industry, Jennifer Johnson.
Young Men Using Porn, Michael Flood. (
Students Study Hard Porn!: Pornography and the Popular Press, Mark Jones & Gerry Carlin.
Marginalising Feminism: Debating Extreme Pornography Laws in Public and Policy Discourse, Clare McGlynn.
Epilogue: Everyday Resistance to Everyday Pornography, Karen Boyle.

Bray, Abigail, and Melinda Tankard Reist. (eds.). (2011). Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Porn Industry. Melbourne: Spinifex Press.
Melinda Tankard Reist /Abigail Bray / Introduction.
Caroline / The Impact of Pornography on My Life.
Gail Dines / The New Lolita: Pornography and the Sexualization of Childhood.
Catharine A. MacKinnon / X-Underrated: Living in a World the Pornographers Have Made.
Maggie Hamilton / Groomed to Consume Porn: How Sexualised Marketing Targets Children
Robert Jensen / Stories of a Rape Culture: Pornography as Propaganda
Nina Funnell / Sexting and Peer-to-Peer Porn .
Diane L. Rosenfeld / Who Are You Calling a ‘Ho’?: Challenging the Porn Culture on Campus
Christopher N. Kendall / The Harms of Gay Male Pornography.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson / Pornography and Animals.
Robi Sonderegger / Neurotica: Modern Day Sexual Repression.
Meagan Tyler / Pornography as Sexual Authority: How Sex Therapy Promotes the Pornification of Sexuality.
Renate Klein / Big Porn + Big Pharma: Where the Pornography Industry Meets the Ideology of Medicalisation .
Susan Hawthorne / Capital and the Crimes of Pornographers: Free to Lynch, Exploit, Rape and Torture.
Abigail Bray / The Pornification of Post-feminism: Why Roddick’s $ex Shops Are a Sell Out.
Helen Pringle / A Studied Indifference to Harm: Defending Pornography in The Porn Report.
Melinda Tankard Reist / Sexpo and the Death of Sex.
Sheila Jeffreys / Live Pornography: Strip Clubs in the International Political Economy of Prostitution
Stella / Dancing Pornography .
Melissa Farley / Pornography is Infinite Prostitution.
Abigail Bray / Capitalism and Pornography: The Internet as a Global Prostitution Factory
Hiroshi Nakasatomi / When Rape Becomes a Game: RapeLay and the Pornification of Crime
Chyng Sun / Investigating Pornography: The Journey of a Filmmaker and Researcher .
Diana E.H. Russell / Russell’s Theory: Exposure to Child Pornography as a Cause of Child Sexual Victimization
Caroline S. Taylor / The Pornification of Intrafamilial Rape
Caroline Norma / Teaching Tools and Recipe Books: Pornography and the Sexual Assault of Children
Helen Pringle / Civil Justice for Victims of Child Pornography.
‘Amy’ / The Victimisation of Children by Pornography: Victim Impact Statement of Amy.
Anne Mayne / The Power of Pornography – A South African Case Study
Asja Armanda and Natalie Nenadic / Genocide, Pornography, and the Law
Ruchira Gupta / Pornography in India
Betty McLellan / Pornography as Free Speech: But is it Fair?.
Julia Long
Resisting Pornography, Building a Movement: Feminist Anti-porn Activism in the UK
Gail Dines / Stop Porn Culture!
Linda Thompson / Challenging the Demand
Anna van Heeswijk / OBJECT: Challenging ‘Sex-object Culture’
Melinda Liszewski / A Collective Shout for Women and Girls
Matt McCormack Evans / Men Opposing Pornography in the UK
Caroline Norma / Challenging Pornography in Japan: the Anti-Pornography and Prostitution Research Group (APP).
Susan Hawthorne / Quit Porn Manifesto.

Cornell, Drucilla. (2000). (ed.). Feminism and Pornography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Introduction / Dorchen Leidholdt.
Against the Male Flood: Censorship, Pornography and Equality / Andrea Dworkin.
Pornography and Grief / Andrea Dworkin.
Pornography and Rape: A Causal Model / Diana Russell.
Defamation and Discrimination / Catharine A. MacKinnon.
Pornography: An Exchange-Comment/Reply / Ronald Dworkin and Catharine A. MacKinnon.
The Roar on the other Side of Silence / Catharine A. MacKinnon.
Suffering and Speech / Andrea Dworkin.
Not a Moral issue / Catharine A. MacKinnon.
The Mirror of Pornography / Wendy Brown.
The Obscenity Prosecution of 2 Live Crew / Kimberle Crenshaw.
On the Question of Pornography and Sexual Violence: Moving Beyond Cause and Effect / Deborah Cameron and Elizabeth Frazer.
The Politics of Postmodern Feminism: lessons from the Anti-Porn Campaign / Mary Jo Frug.
It’s Merely Designed for Sexual Arousal: Interrogating the Indefensibility of Lesbian Smut / Becki Ross.
Avoiding Constitutional Depression: Bad Attitudes and the Fate of Butler / Anne Scales.
On Prostitution: Two Broadsheets and a Statement / Italian Manifesto.
Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity, 1500-1800 / Lynn Hunt.
The Colonial Harem: Images of a Suberoticism / Malek Alloula.
Erotic Autonomy as a Politics of Decolonization: An Anatomy of Feminist and State Practice in the Bahamas Tourist Industry / Jacqui Alexander.
Looking for Women’s Rights in the Rainbow: Pornography, Censorship and the ‘New’ South Africa / Lliane Loots.
We are Women Too: Prostitution After the Cuban Revolution / Victoria Ortiz.
Seducing Women into a ‘Lifestyle and Vaginal Fisting’: Lesbian Sex Gets Virtually Dangerous / Amber Hollibaugh.
Just Looking for Trouble: Robert Maplethorpe and Fantasies About Race / Kobena Mercer.
Good Girls look the Other Way / Bell Hooks.
The Force of Fantasy: Feminism, Maplethorpe and Discursive Excess / Judith Butler.
Love Me, Master, Love Me, Son / Rey Chow.
Polemical Preface: Pornography in the Service of Women / Angela Carter.
Porn in the USA / Candida Royalle.
Pornography’s Temptation / Drucilla Cornell.
Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power / Audre Lorde.
Lovers and Workers: Screening the Body in Post-Communist Hungarian Cinema / Catherine Portuges.
What We’re Rolling Around in Bed With / Amber Hollibaugh and Cherrie Moraga.
Porn / Alice Walker.
Little Hungarian Pornography / Peter Esterhazy.
El Salvador, Mission Statement / Flora Di Peidra.
Prostitution in Latin America and the Caribbean / Zooraida Ramirez Rodriguez.
From Research to Action / Siriporn Skrobanek, Nattaya Boonpakdi and Chutima Janthakeero.
Editing Pornography / Isabell Barker.

Cowburn, M., and M. Flood. (2007). Pornography. In International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, Eds. M. Flood, J.K. Gardiner, B. Pease, and K. Pringle. Taylor & Francis, pp. 489-493.

Jensen, Robert. (1998). Using pornography. In Gail Dines, Robert Jensen, and Ann Russo. (eds.), Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality. New York: Routledge.

Dines, Gail, Robert Jensen, and Ann Russo. (eds.). (1998). Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality. New York: Routledge.
Introduction: Pornographic Dodges and Distortions.
Feminists Confront Pornography’s Subordinating Practices: Politics and Strategies for Change

Dirty Business: Playboy Magazine and the Mainstreaming of Pornography.
The Content of Mass-Marketed Pornography.
Using Pornography.
“Feeding People in all Their Hungers”: One Woman’s Attempt to Link the Struggle.
The Pain of Pornography.
Living in Two Worlds: An Activist in the Academy.

Gunter, Barrie. (2002). Media Sex: What Are The Issues?. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Hald, G. M., Seaman, C., & Linz, D. (2014). Sexuality and Pornography. In D. Tolman, L. Diamond, J. Bauermeister, W. George, J. Pfaus, & M. Ward (Eds.), APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology: Vol. 2. Contextual Approaches. (pp. 3-35). Chapter 1.Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Jensen, Robert. (2007). Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

Monroe, Dave. (ed.) (2010). Porn - Philosophy for Everyone: How to Think With Kink. Wiley-Blackwell.
Dirty Mindedness: An Introduction to Porn - Philosophy for Everyone (Dave Monroe).
Part I: Lights, Camera, Action!: Sundry Sexy Thoughts.
1 The Jizz Biz and Quality of Life (Dylan Ryder and Dave Monroe).
2 Strange Bedfellows: The Interpenetration of Philosophy and Pornography (Andrew Aberdein).
Part II: The Pornographic Mind: Psychology and Porn.
3 Yes. Yes! Yes!! What do Mona’s Moans Tell us About her Sexual Pleasure? (Anne K. Gordon and Shane W. Kraus).
4 Pornography as Simulation (Theodore Bach).
5 Brothers’ Milk: The Erotic and the Lethal In Bareback Pornography (Casey McKittrick).
Part III: Between the Sheets: Porn Ethics and Personal Relationships.
6 Strange Love, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Porn (Tait Szabo).
7 Cheating with Jenna: Monogamy, Pornography and Erotica (Fiona Woollard).
8 Celebrity Sex Tapes: A Contemporary Cautionary Tale (Darci Doll).
Part IV: Talking Dirty: Legal Issues and Free Speech.
9 One Man’s Trash is another Man’s Pleasure: Obscenity, Pornography, and the Law (Jacob M. Held).
10 What’s Wrong with Porn? (Mimi Marinucci).
11 Bumper Stickers and Boobs: Why the Free Speech Argument for Porn Fails (J.K. Miles).
Part V: The Art of Dirty: Porn and Aesthetic Value.
12 The ‘Fine Art’ of Pornography? The Conflict Between Artistic Value and Pornographic Value (Christopher Bartel).
13 An Unholy Trinity: The Beautiful, The Romantic and The Vulgar (Lawrence Howe).
14 The Problem with the Problem with Pornography (David Rose).
Part VI: Porn and Technology.
15 Something for Everyone: Busty Latin Anal Nurses in Leather and Glasses (Roger T. Pipe).
16 Sex, Lies and Virtual Reality (Matthew Brophy).
Part VII: Kink: Alternative Porn and BDSM.
17 What Do Heterosexual Men Get Out of Consuming Girl-Girl Pornography? (Chad Parkhill).
18 Hit Me With Your Best Shot: The ‘Violent’ Controversy Surrounding SM Porn (Ummni Khan).
19 Ruminations of a Dominatriz: An Interview with Mz. Berlin (Mz. Berlin and Dave Monroe).

Valenti, Jessica. (2007). Pop Culture Gone Wild. Chapter 3 in Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters. Seal Press.


Journals – Pornography, sexuality/gender in media, etc.

Feminist Media Studies

Porn Studies

Sexuality & Culture

Sexualization, Media and Society


Journals – Media, communication, culture, internet, etc.

Computers in Human Behavior

Communication Studies

Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies

International Journal of Cultural Studies

Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media

Journal of Children and Media

Journal of Communication

Journal of Consumer Culture

Journal of Media and Communication Studies

Journal of Popular Culture

Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace