"Sarracino and Scott leave it up to readers to form their own opinions on the proliferation of porn. they hope their engaging, thought-provoking book jump-starts a national discussion--because porn isn't going anywhere."
"Written with an expansive grasp of the highlights of pornographic history and a mastery of narrative argument, "The Porning of America" is a fascinating view of the changing popular culture surrounding American life, which offers a new vision of the days to come and a multitude of debates to be had concerning the sexual reality of the contemporary world."
Written with an expansive grasp of the highlights of pornographic history and a mastery of narrative argument ... a fascinating view of the changing popular culture surrounding American life. --J. Edward Sumerau, "Metro Spirit"
"[Not] a finger-waving anti-porn diatribe ... [the authors approach] the material with a particularly clearheaded sociological gaze." --Jer Fairall, "PopMatters"
"I'm thrilled with this book. . . . Comprehensive and thought-provoking, this is a must-read if you want to understand porn and our culture." --Al Goldstein, founder and former publisher of "Screw" magazine
"Whether it's the sexualization of girls, a pimp lifestyle, or Abu Ghraib, there's no dismissing the influence of pornography on our sensibilities, desires, and fantasies. . . . [A] brave, nuanced book that tells a story we don't want to know but can't, for the life of us, ignore." --Lyn Mikel Brown, coauthor of "Packaging Girlhood"
Carmine Sarracino is a professor of English and the author of three books of poetry. He has also published widely on Walt Whitman and was twice a Fulbright Scholar. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two children, and is currently writing a novel set in the Civil War.
Kevin M. Scott teaches courses in American literature and culture and directs the English education program at Elizabethtown College. His scholarly work covers literature, art, and popular culture. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and children, and he is completing a manuscript on antebellum women writers of fantastic fiction.
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