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The Resource Outrages : sex, censorship and the criminalisation of love, Naomi Wolf

Outrages : sex, censorship and the criminalisation of love, Naomi Wolf

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Outrages : sex, censorship and the criminalisation of love
Title
Outrages
Title remainder
sex, censorship and the criminalisation of love
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Naomi Wolf
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Language
eng
Summary
TThat law was the Obscene Publications Act and it was a crucial turning point. Why? Because dissent and morality; 'deviancy' and 'normalcy'; unprintable and printable were suddenly lawful concepts in the modern sense. This new law effectively invented modern obscenity. Before 1857 it wasn't 'homosexuality' - a term that didn't yet exist - that was a crime, but simply the act of sodomy. But in a single stroke, not only was love between men illegal, but anything referring to this love also became obscene, unprintable, unspeakable. And writers, editors and printers became the gatekeepers with a responsibility to uphold the morals of the society - followed by serious criminal penalties if they didn't. And as the act evolved, joined by other laws against sexual representation and speech, making their way to courts, the authors' or artists' intentions were deemed immaterial. What mattered was if the work in question had a 'tendency... to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall'
Summary
The best-selling author of The End of America reveals how an 1857 English law became largely responsible for the discriminatory association between homosexuality and obscenity, sharing insights into the influential writings of gay critic John Addington Symonds
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10781936
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SALS
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Wolf, Naomi
Dewey number
306.766
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Male homosexuality
  • Obscenity (Law)
  • English literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Censorship
  • English literature
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
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sex, censorship and the criminalization of love
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Outrages : sex, censorship and the criminalisation of love, Naomi Wolf
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065320979
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 377 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349004099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102568783
Label
Outrages : sex, censorship and the criminalisation of love, Naomi Wolf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065320979
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 377 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349004099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102568783

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