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Description - Governing Morals by Alan Hunt

This broad-ranging history of moral regulation in Britain and the United States from the late seventeenth century onward, covers specific movements such as the Society for the Reformation of Manners, the Vice Society, sexual abuse and anti-pornography movements, and self-help movements. Hunt argues that the main impetus for moral regulations often stems from the middle classes, rather than those with institutional power, but most significantly they provide classic instances of the intimate link between the "governance of others" and the "governance of the self."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521646895
ISBN-10: 0521646898
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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