Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment will be available to purchase July 7, 2015. To pre-order the book, click here.
“I’ve dedicated my entire career to studying industries on the peripheral of society, and to me, there is no community more enigmatic, more influential, and more exciting than the world of adult entertainment,” said Dr. Chauntelle. “When I began this work over ten years ago, I went in with preconceived notions fed by wider society, and even academia. And when reality clashed, it was shocking, but refreshing at the same time. I’m so excited to share my discoveries and hope I succeed in exposing readers to some multifaceted considerations of sex, society, and adult entertainment.”
Delving deep into the shadowed world of adult entertainment, Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment offers intriguing insight into Dr. Chauntelle’s explorations of porn. She recounts humorous personal tales at her first adult industry trade convention, reflects on being an AVN Awards judge, and discusses struggles she herself experienced as a scholar interested in learning more about adult entertainment. She shares her perspectives, as well as gained knowledge within the industry, in a balanced and accessible way.
Dr. Chauntelle also touches on the notorious adult film, “Deep Throat” – and its infamous star, Linda Lovelace – debates surrounding porn’s “natural” and “enhanced” body parts, and how an under-aged Traci Elizabeth Lords crippled the industry in the 80s. From highs to lows, and laughs to tears, Exposure takes readers on a journey that most never get to experience – deep into the soul of adult entertainment.
Dedicated to evaluating and understanding the world’s diversifying roles of gender, sexuality, and sex work, as well as unbiased studies of the functioning of the social world, Chauntelle Tibbals, Ph.D., is one of the premier experts on adult entertainment and its effects on society. From writing riveting columns examining the value of porn as art on Uproxx.com, to debunking myths surrounding men adult film stars on MensHealth.com, and writing about porn star “bromances” on Playboy.com, Dr. Chauntelle works to enhance understanding of unconventional communities in the general public.
Last year Dr. Chauntelle was featured in the 4th edition of “The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology,” a college textbook featuring activities, everyday life examples, and pop culture references encouraging students to think sociologically, while also showing the relevance of sociology in relationships, jobs, and future goals. Written by Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Santa Barbara City College, Jill Stein, and Associate Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University, Kerry Ferris, Dr. Chauntelle’s contribution adds new content with a fresh perspective.
Dr. Chauntelle is committed to studying the impact, dynamics, and social relevance of adult content, as well the implications of laws targeting porn on free speech and society as a whole. Her research, published in peer-reviewed academic journals, examines workplace safety and autonomy within the adult industry, as well as stigmas experienced by women working behind the scenes in adult entertainment.