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The body taboo; its origin, effect, and modern denial,

Author: Elton Raymond Shaw
Publisher: Washington, D.C., Shaw Publishing Company [©1937]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Additional Physical Format: Also issued on microfilm.
[Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 2000.
1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm.
Online version:
Shaw, Elton Raymond, 1886-
Body taboo.
Washington, D.C., Shaw Publishing Company [©1937]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elton Raymond Shaw
OCLC Number: 6985396
Description: 368 pages
Contents: The universality of the body taboo and the present challenge --
Religion and the cultivation of a damaging myth --
The myth modified by damage continued --
The modesty concept not innate but conventional and variable --
Modern psychology studies social nudism and the body taboo --
Combating the superstition of the obscenity of the human body --
The witchcraft persecutions of 1692 reenacted in our time --
A movement noble in purpose handicapped by the superstition of the body's obscenity --
A great social worker is persecuted --
Anthony Comstock, Congress, and the post office ban --
What shall we do with Comstockery and the post office censorship power?
Responsibility: by Elton Raymond Shaw ...


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