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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


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


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


The Bush Administration, Sex and the Moral Agenda

Edward Ashbee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072765
eISBN:
9781781701294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072765.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book considers the policy of the George W. Bush administration towards issues such as abortion, sex education, obscenity and same-sex marriage. It suggests that, although accounts have often ... 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


Reading Catullus

John Godwin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675631
eISBN:
9781781380703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675631.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Of all the Roman poets, Catullus is the most accessible for the modern reader. His poems range from the sublimely beautiful to the scatologically disgusting, from the world of heroic epic poetry to ... 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


The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others

Joel Feinberg

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195052152
eISBN:
9780199785872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195052153.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book is the second in a four-volume work entitled The Moral Limits of Criminal Law, which examines the acts that the state may make criminal. It focuses on the issue of offense, presenting a ... 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


Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation Cinema in the 1960s

Elena Gorfinkel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900175
eISBN:
9781452957708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900175.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Lewd Looks: American Sexploitation’s Cinema Scenes of Looking examines the efflorescence of American sexploitation films in the United States in the years between 1960 and 1972. Approximately ... More


Adultery and Sympathy in Ulysses and Exiles

Scarlett Baron

in ‘Strandentwining Cable’: Joyce, Flaubert, and Intertextuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693788
eISBN:
9780191732157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693788.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Chapter 4 explores the significance of a jotting made by Joyce in the notebook he kept in preparation for the composition of Exiles (1918), his only play. It considers the implications of Joyce’s ... More


Obscene Words and the Law

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195052152
eISBN:
9780199785872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195052153.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A wholesale ban on uttering or writing obscene words cannot be justified even by the principle of legal moralism. Moreover, the offense principle cannot justify the criminal prohibition of the ... More


Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture

Josh Lambert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479876433
eISBN:
9781479851584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876433.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Jews have played an integral role in the history of obscenity in America. For most of the 20th century, Jewish entrepreneurs and editors led the charge against obscenity laws. Jewish lawyers battled ... More


Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Kevin W. Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Throughout history obscenity has not really been about sex but about degradation. Sexual depictions have been suppressed when they were seen as lowering the status of humans, furthering our distance ... More


The Idea of the Obscene

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195052152
eISBN:
9780199785872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195052153.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Obscenity is an extreme form of offensiveness producing repugnance, shock, or disgust, although the offending materials can, at the same time, be alluring to some degree. The main feature that ... More


Obscenity as Pornography

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law: Volume 2: Offense to Others

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195052152
eISBN:
9780199785872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195052153.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The term “pornographic” is a purely descriptive word referring to sexually explicit writing and pictures designed to induce sexual excitement in the reader or observer. To use the terms “obscene” and ... More


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