Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism

Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism

by Brian Hoffman


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ISBN-13: 9780814790533
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 860,082
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Brian Hoffman received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has taught at the University of California, San Francisco and Wesleyan University. He lives in Guilford, Connecticut.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Going Naked 1

1. Indecent Exposure: The Battle for Nudism in the American Metropolis 17

2. Out in the Open: Rural Life, Respectability, and the Nudist Park 48

3. Between the Covers: Nudist Magazines and Censorship in Midcentury America 87

4. Naked in Suburbia: Family Values and the Rise of the Nudist Resort 131

5. Pornography versus Nudism: The Contradictions of Twentieth-Century Sexual Liberalism 169

6. Free the Beach: Nudism and Naturism after the Sexual Revolution 209

Epilogue: Nudism in the New Millennium 251

Notes 263

Bibliography 309

Index 323

About the Author 331

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