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The Repeal of Reticence: A History of America's Cultural and Legal Struggles Over Free Speech, Obscenity, Sexual Liberation, and

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The Repeal of Reticence: A History of America's Cultural and Legal Struggles Over Free Speech, Obscenity, Sexual Liberation, and by Rochelle Gurstein

At a time when America's faculties of taste and judgment??"along with the sense of the sacred and shameful??"have become utterly vacant, Rochelle Gurstein delivers an important and troubling warning. Covering landmark developments in America's modern culture and law, she charts the demise of what was dismissively called "gentility" in the face of First Amendment triumphs for journalists, sex educators, and novelists??"from Margaret Sanger's advocacy of birth control to Judge Woolsey's celebrated defense of Ulysses. Weaving together a study of the legal debates over obscenity and free speech with a cultural study of the critics and writers who framed the issues, Gurstein offers a trenchant reconsideration of the sacred value of privacy.

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Pages: 372
Size: 612 KB
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781466895423 (DRM-EPUB)

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