The Pornography Wars: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Obscene Obsession

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6.3 X 9.2 X 1.3 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Kelsy Burke is an award-winning sociologist and author of Christians under Covers. She has spent the last decade studying how people talk about sex in America and is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work has been supported by multiple grants and fellowships, including an award from the National Science Foundation, and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Salon, and Slate.


"In The Pornography Wars, Kelsey Burke offers a timely and insightful perspective on one of the world's most contentious topics. She uses careful research and details from numerous interviews to convey realities about anti-pornography and pro-pornography advocacy positions, all while remaining transparent and clear about her own position and analytic frame. The writing is rich, highly accessible, and often personal. This is a provocative, extraordinary, must-read." --Emily Rothman, author of PORNOGRAPHY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

"Kelsy Burke's new study of evangelical sexuality websites tells a new, finely nuanced and wholly convincing story... fascinating and suggestive." --Reading Religion on CHRISTIANS UNDER COVERS

"Burke has constructed an artfully crafted and instructive text that extends sexual work in the sociology of religion, documents the complexity of contemporary religious-sexual relations." --American Journal of Sociology on CHRISTIANS UNDER COVERS

"Excellent... remarkably well-written." --Sociology of Religion on CHRISTIANS UNDER COVERS