skip to content
Guarding life's dark secrets : legal and social controls over reputation, propriety, and privacy Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Guarding life's dark secrets : legal and social controls over reputation, propriety, and privacy

Author: Lawrence M Friedman
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Guarding Life's Dark Secrets tells the story of an intriguing aspect of the social and legal culture in the United States, the construction and destruction of a network of doctrines designed to protect reputation. The strict and unbending rules of decency and propriety of the nineteenth century, especially concerning sexual behavior, paradoxically provided ways to protect and shield respectable men and women who  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Friedman, Lawrence Meir, 1930-
Guarding life's dark secrets.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608139845
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence M Friedman
ISBN: 9780804757393 0804757399
OCLC Number: 153598801
Description: 348 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The general argument --
Status and mobility in the nineteenth century --
Sticks and stones : the law of defamation --
The Victorian compromise : slippage and control in the moral laws --
The anatomy of blackmail --
Good women, bad women : seduction, breach of promise, and related matters --
Censorship : its rise and fall --
Into the Twentieth Century --
Privacy and reputation in the late Twentieth Century --
Defamation in contemporary times --
A summing up --
and a cautious look at the future.
Responsibility: Lawrence M. Friedman.
More information:

Abstract:

This book investigates the elements that have developed as part of the definition of propriety and good behavior, and how the law has acted to protect respectable people and their reputations.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"This is a wise, learned, and memorable text by one of the leading historians in America." -- James Whitman * Yale Law School * "Friedman provides a detailed history of various legal concepts related Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/153598801> # Guarding life's dark secrets : legal and social controls over reputation, propriety, and privacy
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "153598801" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Place/stanford_calif> ; # Stanford, Calif.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/sex_and_law_united_states_history> ; # Sex and law--United States--History
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/KF1262> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Event/geschichte_1800_2000> ; # Geschichte 1800-2000
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Place/usa> ; # USA.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/privatsphare> ; # Privatsphäre
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/libel_and_slander_united_states_history> ; # Libel and slander--United States--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/recht> ; # Recht
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/uble_nachrede> ; # Üble Nachrede
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1077444> ; # Privacy, Right of
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/997162> ; # Libel and slander
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/privacy_right_of_united_states_history> ; # Privacy, Right of--United States--History
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/342.730858/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/verleumdung> ; # Verleumdung
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/soziale_kontrolle> ; # Soziale Kontrolle
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/sexualethik> ; # Sexualethik
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1114252> ; # Sex and law
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2007" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/108185084> ; # Lawrence Meir Friedman
    schema:datePublished "2007" ;
    schema:description "The general argument -- Status and mobility in the nineteenth century -- Sticks and stones : the law of defamation -- The Victorian compromise : slippage and control in the moral laws -- The anatomy of blackmail -- Good women, bad women : seduction, breach of promise, and related matters -- Censorship : its rise and fall -- Into the Twentieth Century -- Privacy and reputation in the late Twentieth Century -- Defamation in contemporary times -- A summing up -- and a cautious look at the future."@en ;
    schema:description "Guarding Life's Dark Secrets tells the story of an intriguing aspect of the social and legal culture in the United States, the construction and destruction of a network of doctrines designed to protect reputation. The strict and unbending rules of decency and propriety of the nineteenth century, especially concerning sexual behavior, paradoxically provided ways to protect and shield respectable men and women who deviated from the official norms. This "Victorian compromise," which created an important zone of privacy, first came under attack from moralists for its tolerance of sin. During the second half of the twentieth century, the old structure was largely dismantled by an increasingly permissive society. Rich with anecdotes, Friedman's account draws us into the present. The Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution to include a right of privacy, which has given ordinary people increased freedom, especially in matters of sex, reproduction, and choice of intimate partners. The elite, however, no longer have the freedom they once had to violate decency rules with impunity. Although public figures may have lost some of their privacy rights, ordinary people have gained more privacy, greater leeway, and broader choices. These gains, however, are now under threat as technology transforms the modern world into a world of surveillance. - Publisher."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/104343870> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/608139845> ;
    schema:name "Guarding life's dark secrets : legal and social controls over reputation, propriety, and privacy"@en ;
    schema:productID "153598801" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/153598801#PublicationEvent/stanford_calif_stanford_university_press_2007> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Agent/stanford_university_press> ; # Stanford University Press
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0722/2007027940.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804757393> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/153598801> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Agent/stanford_university_press> # Stanford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Stanford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Event/geschichte_1800_2000> # Geschichte 1800-2000
    a schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Geschichte 1800-2000" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Place/stanford_calif> # Stanford, Calif.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Stanford, Calif." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/libel_and_slander_united_states_history> # Libel and slander--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008106933> ;
    schema:name "Libel and slander--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/privacy_right_of_united_states_history> # Privacy, Right of--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008108965> ;
    schema:name "Privacy, Right of--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/104343870#Topic/soziale_kontrolle> # Soziale Kontrolle
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Soziale Kontrolle"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1077444> # Privacy, Right of
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Privacy, Right of"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1114252> # Sex and law
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sex and law"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/997162> # Libel and slander
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Libel and slander"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/108185084> # Lawrence Meir Friedman
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1930" ;
    schema:familyName "Friedman" ;
    schema:givenName "Lawrence Meir" ;
    schema:givenName "Lawrence M." ;
    schema:name "Lawrence Meir Friedman" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804757393>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0804757399" ;
    schema:isbn "9780804757393" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/608139845>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Guarding life's dark secrets." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/153598801> ; # Guarding life's dark secrets : legal and social controls over reputation, propriety, and privacy
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/153598801>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/153598801> ; # Guarding life's dark secrets : legal and social controls over reputation, propriety, and privacy
    schema:dateModified "2018-06-04" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.