The Resource The boundaries of desire : a century of bad laws, good sex, and changing identities, Eric Berkowitz

The boundaries of desire : a century of bad laws, good sex, and changing identities, Eric Berkowitz

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The boundaries of desire : a century of bad laws, good sex, and changing identities
Title
The boundaries of desire
Title remainder
a century of bad laws, good sex, and changing identities
Statement of responsibility
Eric Berkowitz
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Language
eng
Summary
"The act of reproduction, and all of its variants, have been practiced in roughly the same ways since the beginning, but our ideas about the meaning and consequences of sex are in constant flux. At any given point in time, some forms of sex have been encouraged, while others have been punished without mercy. Jump forward or backward a century, or cross a border, and the harmless fun of one society becomes the gravest crime in another. Beginning at the point when courts guarded the sanctity of the "family home" by permitting men to rape their wives, continuing on through the "sexual revolution," a period that transformed traditional notions of childhood and marriage, and extending into the present day (where debates surrounding gay marriage, sex trafficking, and sex on the internet are part of our daily lives), Berkowitz explores the ways nearly every aspect of Western sexual morality has been turned on its head, with the law always one or two steps behind. By focusing on the experiences of real people who played central roles in the formation of our sexual rights, Berkowitz adds a compelling human element to what might otherwise be faceless legal battles-ultimately arguing that compassion for others is always preferable to sanctimonious condemnation, and that questions about morals and sexual laws are too complicated and volatile to resolve through simple, catch-all solutions. "--
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Berkowitz, Eric
Dewey number
306.7
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ 21 .B547 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sex and law
  • Sex
  • Sex customs
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • Sex customs
  • Sex
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The boundaries of desire : a century of bad laws, good sex, and changing identities, Eric Berkowitz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-458) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Family and marriage: "If you can't rape your wife, who can you rape?"
  • Homosexuality: from sin to sickness
  • Dangerous to minors: sex and children
  • Vampires at noon: obscenity and its uses
  • The limits of consent: rape and sexual harassment
  • Harmful victims: prostitution and sex trafficking
  • Mongrels and myths: sex across the color lines
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9781619025295
Lccn
2015005123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905541714
  • (OCoLC)ocn905541714
Label
The boundaries of desire : a century of bad laws, good sex, and changing identities, Eric Berkowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-458) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Family and marriage: "If you can't rape your wife, who can you rape?"
  • Homosexuality: from sin to sickness
  • Dangerous to minors: sex and children
  • Vampires at noon: obscenity and its uses
  • The limits of consent: rape and sexual harassment
  • Harmful victims: prostitution and sex trafficking
  • Mongrels and myths: sex across the color lines
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9781619025295
Lccn
2015005123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)905541714
  • (OCoLC)ocn905541714

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