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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for pornography research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Pornography and the Criminal Justice System by
Publication Date: 2014-12-03
This volume assembles hundreds of cases and studies to provide the most accurate and comprehensive picture of the status of pornography in the criminal justice system. Presenting high-level research in an accessible and organized manner, it explores a range of topics, including investigating and prosecuting a case, arguments favoring and opposing decriminalization of pornography, and relationships between pornography, mental disorders, and crime. It also examines criminal justice responses and international laws, policies, attitudes, and definitions of pornography in comparison to those of the United States.
Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators by
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Written by an expert in media, popular culture, gender, and sexuality, this book surveys the common archetypes of Internet users-from geeks, nerds, and gamers to hackers, scammers, and predators-and assesses what these stereotypes reveal about our culture's attitudes regarding gender, technology, intimacy, and identity.
Protecting Our Kids? by
Publication Date: 2015-04-01
This thought-provoking work raises important questions about sex offender laws, drawing from personal stories, research, and data to prove the policies promote fear, destroy lives, and fail to protect children.
Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children by
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
This provocative book takes a look at children's consumption of sexualized media messages while providing parents, teachers, and professionals with strategies for abating their influence. * Provides a quick overview of previous works in child development, communication, and education * Discusses four mediating variables influencing children's values: culture of celebrity, family factors, gender, and community systems * Includes an "In Their Voices" section featuring specific responses from children, adolescents, parents, and professionals * Covers television, movies, music, and other media * Demonstrates the impact of both positive and negative media messages
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (HQ471 .N38 2007)
Publication Date: 2007-05-15
Our culture tells us we aren't supposed to look at pornography -- much less talk publicly about it. But the Internet has created unprecedented access to porn. Taking an objective view of popular interest in the subject, this book deals with it as a social issue, translating the best academic research into reader-friendly language. Author Debbie Nathan answers a number of questions, including: What, exactly, is pornography? How is it distributed? What effect has porn had on new technologies and how have these technologies changed it? Nathan describes the arguments for and against pornography, as well as looking into who is making those arguments and why.
The Pornography Industry by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (HQ471 .T295 2016)
Publication Date: 2016-03-29
Reports in recent years have suggested that 70 million individuals visit porn sites every week; that among viewers aged 18-24, women watch more porn than men; and that amongmiddle-aged, white-collar workers, three-quarters of men and half of women have admitted to looking at pornography websites while at work. While debates and emotions around porn can run high, there is a crucial need for reliable information and rational conversation. In this book, Shira Tarrant parses the wide range of statistics that we have on the pornography industry, sorting myth from reality in an objective, fascinating andknowledgeable fashion. She looks at ongoing political controversies around the industry, the feminist porn wars, the views of the religious right, the history of pornography, landmark legal cases, and the latest in medical research. The Pornography Industry also explains the industry basics - who works in porn, why people become performers, how much they earn, and what happens on a porn set.
New Views on Pornography by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (HQ472.U6 N485 2015)
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
This book presents thought-provoking research and data about pornography that will prompt readers to reconsider their positions on a highly controversial and current issue. It highlights contemporary and controversial issues in pornography, politics, and the law, and features the latest research and data on pornography, drawing on scholarship in philosophy, medicine, sociology, media studies, gender studies, psychology, criminology, and the law. Brings new scholarship to debates about pop culture and sexuality through comprehensive analysis of the crossroads of pornography and issues such as feminism, censorship, diversity, and sexual politics.
Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
America's News With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.
Expanded Academic ASAP Resources for research across academic disciplines, offering in-depth coverage of
virtually any concentration from advertising, psychology and history to microbiology, the humanities and womens studies.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context The premier online resource covering todays hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed differing views present each side of an issue, allowing you to draw your own valid conclusions.
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