Censoring Sex: A Historical Journey Through American Media

Censoring Sex: A Historical Journey Through American Media

by John E. Semonche

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ISBN-13: 9780742572751
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/20/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 310
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

John E. Semonche is professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. An authority on American constitutional and legal history, he is the author of numerous articles and books, including Keeping the Faith: A Cultural History of the U.S. Supreme Court and Religion and Constitutional Government in the United States.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Books and Periodicals: Seduction by the Written Word and Maybe a Picture or Two Chapter 3 2. Paintings, Sculptures, and Other Pictorial Arts: You Call Dirty Pictures Art? Chapter 4 3. The Movies: Teaching the Wrong Lessons and in the Dark As Well Chapter 5 4. Music and Dance: Stirring the Senses and Unleashing the Beast Chapter 6 5. Radio, Television, and the Internet: Home Invaders 7 Epilogue

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Durham Sun-Herald

Semonche's book, with its many stories and succinct discussion of court cases, besides being an important and highly readable history of sex and censorship, is a must for anyone interested in free speech and the First Amendment.

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