"Comella and Tarrant’s new work is a valuable addition to the existing literature. . . . The chapters on pedagogy and research methods are particularly useful for researchers. The essays are not only well researched and accessibly written but also integrate first-person perspectives in the industry, legal practices, and academia. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic levels/libraries."
"Comella and Tarrant provide readers with a sophisticated and appropriately extensive overview of pornography in a text that could easily function as a ‘desk reference’ on the subject . . . surely a compelling and dynamic read. . . . The editors have certainly brought together a vibrant group of interdisciplinary authors to advance a deeply complex topic often sullied with confusing adversarial discourse, relative social stigma, and misinformation. I would highly recommend, New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law, to anyone seeking a consolidated text detailing the past, present, and future of pornography."
"This book represents a delightfully new approach to an academically complex topic because of the competing discourses, apparently never before brought together in one volume. . . . As a general reader (psychologist and lawyer), I found my views changing as I read the material. That is the highest compliment one can bestow on a book. Even though the chapters were dense, I found myself fascinated and enlightened.. . . . [W]hat I believe is the chapters are so well written and compelling that another reader may experience her or his own evolution while reading this volume."
"Significantly advancing the field of porn studies, New Views On Pornography gathers some of the most exciting scholars, practitioner-theorists, and legal minds to explore the vast complexities of porn. Bold, innovative, and rich in scope, this collection will keep us productively thinking about sex for some time to come."
"A useful wide-ranging, up-to-the-moment, and often daring collection. This is recent porn scholarship at its best."
"Tackling the topic of pornography from cultural, legal, and political standpoints, this book is an indispensable addition to the dynamic field of pornography studies. Whether breathing fresh air into old debates or pioneering recent and burgeoning sites, the diverse interdisciplinary chapters in this collection represent voices from academia and the industry to profoundly shape our understanding of pornography."
"This anthology is an outstanding contribution to the contemporary debate on pornography. With a strong interdisciplinary and unbiased approach, it provides both scholars and the general public with fundamental tools for understanding the controversial relationships between the field of sexual representations, politics, society, sexual identities, and the different porn audiences."
"Much of New Views on Pornography is just that—'views'— that both challenge and inform. One doesn’t have to agree with every author, but the histories, contexts, and issues surrounding this evergreen topic as presented here are a valuable resource for any journalist, educator, or lay person seeking a compass with which to navigate."