Sex Sells! by Rodger Streitmatter
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Sex Sells!
By Rodger Streitmatter

Sex Sells!

The Media's Journey from Repression to Obsession

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Sex Sells! by Rodger Streitmatter

Book Description

Not only does the author examine how a broad range of media genres have reflected this libidinous journey, but he also shows how the media have played a leading role in propelling the Sexual Revolution. Whether it was the decision by Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown to run a photo of a nude Burt Reynolds in 1972 or the recent success of Showtime's sexually explicit "Queer as Folk," the media have led the charge in bringing sex into the mainstream. Along the way, what the author terms "sexual literacy" has become vital, especially for young media consumers. For Rodger Streitmatter, unlike many critics, believes that much of the media's sexual content is beneficial, as it gives parents and educators a jumping-off point from which to discuss such matters as AIDS, sexual identity, and sexual mores. In this age of continuing sexual liberation, such a viewpoint seems especially important and timely.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813342481
ISBN-10: 0813342481
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 153mm x 29mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Rodger Streitmatter

Mightier Than the Sword by Rodger Streitmatter Mightier Than the Sword, Paperback (July 2015)

Highly readable and powerful case studies of landmark events in US history demonstrate the enduring power of the news media.

From 'Perverts' to 'Fab Five' by Rodger Streitmatter From 'Perverts' to 'Fab Five', Paperback (November 2008)

Shows how the American media has depicted gay people. This book argues that media reflects the American public's shift to a more enlightened view of gay people.

Voices of Revolution by Rodger Streitmatter Voices of Revolution, Paperback (July 2001)

This book examines the abolitionist and labor press, black power publications of the 1960s, the crusade against the barbarism of lynching, the women's movement, and antiwar journals. Streitmatter also discusses gay and lesbian publications, contemporary on-line journals, and counterculture papers like The Kudzu and The Berkeley Barb that flourished in the 1960s.

Empty Without You by Rodger Streitmatter Empty Without You, Paperback (September 2000)

Now in paperback: 300 letters between Eleanor Roosevelt and her "first friend" shed new light on their legendary, passionate bond.

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Author Biography - Rodger Streitmatter

Rodger Streitmatter is a professor of communications at American University. A former reporter for the "Roanoke" (Virginia) "Times & World News," he is the author of five previous books. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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