a) Good introductory reading

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. (http://www.xyonline.net/content/young-men-using-pornography)
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.

Bridges, A.J. (2019) Pornography and Sexual Assault. In: O’Donohue W., Schewe P. (eds) Handbook of Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault Prevention. Springer, Cham.

Bridges, A. J. (2023). Pornography: Male Attitudes Toward Women. In T. K. Shackelford (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Sexual Psychology and Behavior (pp. 1-12): Springer.

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