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Public Morality and Social Control: Prostitution, Gambling, and Obscenity

Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XIII: 1820–1914 Fields of Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239757
eISBN:
9780191705151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239757.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

A cursory survey of the early 19th-century law's response to many areas of behaviour commonly regarded as socially illicit, would have generated, and did generate, much anxiety for any professional ... More


INSULT IN THE LAW: FIGHTING WORDS, OBSCENITY, AND HATE SPEECH

Jerome Neu

in Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314311
eISBN:
9780199871780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314311.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Because speech can also be conduct, words deeds, the First Amendment cannot provide blanket protection for all offensive speech. This is especially true for what J.L. Austin calls “performative ... More


Book III

Ronald E. Heine

in The Commentaries of Origen and Jerome on St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245512
eISBN:
9780191600630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245517.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Contains a translation of the third book of Jerome's commentary on Ephesians with a translation of the parallel excerpts from Origen's commentary. Book III begins with a prologue and then provides ... More


Invective as the Dominant Feature of Iambos

Andrea Rotstein

in The Idea of Iambos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286270
eISBN:
9780191713330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286270.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The perception of Archilochus played a major role in the process of selection and reduction of the elements relevant for the categorization of iambos. Before the notion of iambos was restricted to ... More


The language of Athenian women

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Talking about Laughter: And Other Studies in Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199554195
eISBN:
9780191720604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554195.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the extent and nature of gender-based differentiation in spoken Attic Greek between about 430 and 290 bc, using primarily the evidence of comedy. It explores differences ... More


The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

Kirsten Cather

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835873
eISBN:
9780824871604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In 2002 a manga (comic book) was for the first time successfully charged with the crime of obscenity in the Japanese courts. This book traces how this case represents the most recent in a long line ... More


Boundaries

Charles W. Collier

in Meaning in Law: A Theory of Speech

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388978
eISBN:
9780199855421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388978.003.004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

For an analysis of the “legal context” in which speech is at issue, one might most naturally turn to the development of judicial doctrine. But the history of attempts to demarcate the legal ... More


Deciding What We Watch: Taste, Decency and Media Ethics in the UK and the USA

Colin Shaw

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159377
eISBN:
9780191673603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159377.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The recent history of broadcasting on both sides of the Atlantic, characterised by a great increase in the number of services on offer to the public, has been brought about by technological advances ... More


Negotiations at Death: Assessing Gifts, Mothers, and Marriages

Erik de Maaker

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

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“The Clitoris Is Indeed Your Sweet”: Negotiating Gender Roles in The Ritual Setting of The Swahili New Year’s Festival

Magnus Echtler

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As the New Year’s rituals in Makunduchi, Zanzibar, establish reciprocal relations between the citizens of the town and local spirits, they reproduce local space and identities. When the colonial ... More


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