Shameless by Arlene Stein
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By Arlene Stein


Sexual Dissidence in American Culture

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Shameless by Arlene Stein

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Shame, a powerful emotion, leads individuals to feel vulnerable, victimized, rejected. In Shameless, noted scholar and writer Arlene Stein explores American culture's attitudes toward shame and sexuality. Some say that we live in a world without shame. But American culture is a curious mix of the shameless and the shamers, a seemingly endless parade of Pamela Andersons and Jerry Falwells strutting their stuff and wagging their fingers. With thoughtful analysis and wit, Shameless analyzes these clashing visions of sexual morality. While conservatives have brought back sexual shame-by pushing for abstinence-only sex education, limitations on abortion, and prohibitions of gay/lesbian civil rights-progressives hold out for sexual liberalization and a society beyond "the closet." As these two Americas compete with one another, the future of family life, the right to privacy, and the very meaning of morality hang in the balance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814740286
ISBN-10: 0814740286
Format: Paperback
(5830mm x 3895mm x 14mm)
Pages: 213
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Arlene Stein

Arlene Stein is associate professor of sociology and women's studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community's Battle Over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights, winner of the Ruth Benedict Prize from the American Anthropological Association, an Honor Award from the American Library Association and a Gustavus Meyer Human Rights Book Award, Honorable Mention.

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