Preface Part 1: Porno? Chic! 1. Introduction 2. Pornosphere 3. Porno? Chic! 4. Porno fear Part 2: How pornography changed the world and made it a better place Preface to Part II 5. What's pornography ever done for us? The argument from evidence 6. Gaga-ing for it: the feminisation of pornography and sexual culture 7. Pornography and the politics of sexual inclusion 8. The aesthetics of sexual transgression 9. Drop Porn Not Bombs 10. Conclusion Bibliography
Brian McNair is Professor of Journalism, Media & Communication at Queensland University of Technology. He is the author of News and Journalism in the UK, Glasnost, Perestroika and the Soviet Union and Images of the Enemy.
"Brian McNair has done more than almost anyone to reframe how we look at the relations between sex and the media and the ways that sex is represented in a wide range of cultural forms. Porno? Chic!, his latest contribution to the debate, is a response to the increasingly hyperbolic claims that are made about the effects of pornography and pornified culture. This is a brave and forthright book which is to be welcomed in the current climate of fear and panic about both sex and the media." Feona Attwood, Sheffield Hallam University, UK