About this book
Debbie Nathan • Jane Springer
Informative and thought-provoking, this book from one of the most interesting and original thinkers currently looking at human sexuality provides a fresh view of pornography. Clearly and concisely written for young adults.
Pornography addresses a very important issue in a rational, analytical manner. Society tells us that we aren't supposed to look at pornography — much less talk publicly about it — but the Internet has created unprecedented access to porn over the last few years.
This book deals with pornography as a social issue, translating the best academic research into reader-friendly language.
"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." — Globe and Mail
About the Creators
Debbie Nathan is an award-winning New York City-based journalist who writes frequently for the US press about sexual politics. Her many honors include the John Barlow Martin Award for Public Interest Journalist and the H.L. Mencken Award. She is the author of Women and Other Aliens: Essays from the U.S.-Mexico Border and co-author, with Michael Snedeker, of Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt. She appears in and worked on the documentary film Capturing the Friedmans.
Jane Springer is the author of Genocide, part of the Groundwork Guides series for which she is also the series editor. She is a consultant in international development and has lived and worked in Mozambique and India. She is the author of Listen to Us: The World's Working Children and translator of the Portuguese-language books Nest Egg and Tales from the Amazon. Jane Springer lives in Toronto.
Awards and Praise
- Commended Booklist Top 10 Youth Series - Nonfiction, 2007