American Taboo

American Taboo : The Forbidden Words, Unspoken Rules, and Secret Morality of Popular Culture

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America's often-unspoken morality codes make many topics taboo in "the land of the free." This book analyzes hundreds of popular culture examples to expose how the media both avoids and alludes to how we derive pleasure from our bodies. * Analyzes an enormous range of popular culture examples in a lively and highly readable writing style * Identifies and examines 12 separate taboos of the media * Provides interdisciplinary coverage that intersects with a wide variety of subject areas, including cultural studies, philosophy, feminism, and queer culture * Offers not only in-depth descriptions of cultural taboos but also clear explanations of why they exist * Supplies fascinating and useful information for general audiences as well as students and scholars of popular culture, political science, sexuality and gender studies, and sociologyshow more

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  • Hardback | 323 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 657.71g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0313399336
  • 9780313399336
  • 2,047,951

About Lauren Rosewarne

Lauren Rosewarne, PhD, is senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne, more

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