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Moral panics, sex panics : fear and the fight over sexual rights

Author: Gilbert H Herdt
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Series: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work focuses on case studies ranging from sex education to AIDS to race to illustrate how sexuality is at the heart of many political controversies.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert H Herdt
ISBN: 9780814737224 0814737226 9780814737231 0814737234 9780814737323 0814737323
OCLC Number: 276816861
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Anthologies) 2009
Description: x, 294 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : moral panics, sexual rights, and cultural anger / Gilbert Herdt --
The religious right and the reshaping of sexual policy : reproductive rights and sexuality education during the Bush years / Diane di Mauro and Carole Joffe --
Black sexuality, indigenous moral panics, and respectability : from Bill Cosby to the down low / Cathy J. Cohen --
The "gay plague" revisited : AIDS and its enduring moral panic / Gary W. Dowsett --
Gay marriage : the panic and the right / Gilbert Herdt --
Postcolonial amnesia : sexual moral panics, memory, and imperial power / Saskia Eleonora Wieringa --
Transient feelings : sex panics and the politics of emotions / Janice M. Irvine.
Series Title: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: edited by Gilbert Herdt.

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Focuses on case studies ranging from sex education to AIDS to race to illustrate how sexuality is at the heart of many political controversies. This book reveals how moral and sexual panics have  Read more...

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"This is a very important book. If you want to understand the state of sexuality politics in this countryand have a hope of reversing moral panics and public liesyou need to read this book!" -- Read more...

 
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