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Government Moralism

Peter de Marneffe

in Liberalism and Prostitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383249
eISBN:
9780199870554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383249.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The paternalistic argument for prostitution laws does not presuppose that it is inherently wrong or immoral to exchange sex for money. Nor does it presuppose that prostitution laws could be justified ... More


Sex and the Single Woman

Allyson M. Poska

in Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199265312
eISBN:
9780191708763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265312.003.03
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines issues of female sexuality in Galician communities. Despite ecclesiastical prohibitions on non-marital sex, it is apparent that these women had considerable sexual freedom. They ... More


Liberty Rights and Privacy Rights

William J. Talbott

in Human Rights and Human Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195173482
eISBN:
9780199872176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173482.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter briefly reviews the evolution in decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court of what was originally identified as a privacy right but is now correctly identified as a liberty right against legal ... More


Toward a Feminist Sexual Revolution

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines sexual revolution from a feminist perspective, with particular emphasis on how sexual morality in a patriarchal culture becomes a primary instrument of social control. It ... More


Toward a Feminist Sexual Revolution

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines sexual revolution from a feminist perspective, with particular emphasis on how sexual morality in a patriarchal culture becomes a primary instrument of social control. It ... More


Conclusion

Yvonne Zylan

in States of Passion: Law, Identity, and Social Construction of Desire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735082
eISBN:
9780199894802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735082.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It discusses the social construction of desire in the law of homosex and argues that there are reasons to question the wisdom of approaching the ... More


Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Amanda H. Littauer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book looks at mid-century American sex and culture. It traces the origins of the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s. The book argues that sexual liberation was much more than a reaction to 1950s ... More


Women, Philosophy, and Sexuality

Jonathan I. Israel

in Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206088
eISBN:
9780191676970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of how the shift of intellectual debate in Europe from Latin to French, and from the academic sphere to courts, coffee-houses, clubs, and salons, enabled some ... More


Conclusion: The Lessons of King Lamus: Religion, Sexuality, and Liberation in a “Post-Orgy” World

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the broader implications of modern sexual magic, both for religious studies and for our understanding of sexuality in contemporary culture as a whole. It suggests that the ... More


Working Girls: White-Collar Workers and Prostitutes in Late Weimar Fiction

Jill Suzanne Smith

in Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890-1933

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452673
eISBN:
9780801469701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452673.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter exhibits how the discourse on prostitution is shaped by various players, and complex negotiations regarding sexual behavior and its regulation takes place between police, citizens, and ... More


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