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Fuck : word taboo and protecting our First Amendment liberties

Author: Christopher M Fairman
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sphinx Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the law surrounding the word and reveals both inconsistencies in its treatment and tension with other identifiable legal rights that the law simply doesn't answer. The power of taboo provides the framework to understand these uncertainties. It also explains why attempts to curtail the use of "fuck" through law are doomed to fail. Fundamentally, it persists because it is taboo; not in spite of it.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher M Fairman
ISBN: 9781572487116 1572487119
OCLC Number: 262433445
Description: xxii, 250 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Why fuck? --
Ubiquitous fuck --
The power of taboo --
Fuck etymology --
Linguistics, psycholinguistics, and taboo --
Fuck fetish --
Fuck jurisprudence --
Them's fighting words! --
Obscenity: they know it when they see it --
"Fuck the draft": offensive and vulgar speech --
Pacifica, a pig in the parlor, and Powell --
Profanity, Private Ryan, and a Prada purse --
Genderspeak and the workplace --
Tinker's armband, but not Cohen's coat --
Fuck in teacher speech --
Fuck forever.
Responsibility: Christopher M. Fairman.

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Examines the law surrounding the word 'fuck' and reveals both inconsistencies in its treatment and tension with other identifiable legal rights that the law simply doesn't answer. This book offers  Read more...

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