Sexual Rights in America: The Ninth Amendment and the Pursuit of Happiness / Edition 1

Sexual Rights in America: The Ninth Amendment and the Pursuit of Happiness / Edition 1

by Paul R. Abramson, Steven D. Pinkerton, Mark Huppin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814706924

ISBN-13: 9780814706923

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: New York University Press

The Constitution of the United States guarantees all Americans certain rights, such as the freedoms of speech and religious expression. But what guarantees our sexual freedoms?

Sexual Rights in America presents a bold and intriguing look at the constitutional basis of sexual rights in America. Resurrecting the "forgotten" Ninth Amendment, which

Overview

The Constitution of the United States guarantees all Americans certain rights, such as the freedoms of speech and religious expression. But what guarantees our sexual freedoms?

Sexual Rights in America presents a bold and intriguing look at the constitutional basis of sexual rights in America. Resurrecting the "forgotten" Ninth Amendment, which guarantees those fundamental rights not protected elsewhere in the Constitution, Abramson and colleagues argue that the freedom to choose how, when, and with whom we express ourselves sexually is integral to our happiness. Their careful review of the historical record reveals the importance of the "pursuit of happiness" in the socio-moral philosophy underpinning the Constitution. Sexual freedoms, they assert, are cut from the same cloth as the other freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights, and therefore, should be covered by the Ninth Amendment.

Using concrete examples such as prostitution and phone sex, Sexual Rights in America illustrates the scope and limitations of Ninth Amendment sexual rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814706923
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents


Part 1: Historical Overview
1 Germania: Origins and Progress to World War I
2 Retreat: The German Problem and Its Painful Resolution
3 Boom and Bust
4 Good Times, Hard Times in the Postwar Era

Part 2: Product, Distribution, and Expense Management
5 Product Development: The Actuarial Problem and Individual Insurance
6 Product Development: Group, Bene?ts, and Reinsurance
7 Spreading the Word
8 Selling Insurance
9 Administration: Process and People
10 Managing Administrative Expenses: Regionalization and Automation
11 Burdens of Corporate Citizenship: Regulation and Taxes

Part 3: Investments
12 Investing the Premiums: Asset Management to the Mid-Twentieth Century
13 Flexibility and Quality: George Conklin’s Legacy

Part 4: Mutuality and Performance
14 Swimming against the Tide

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