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Author Herdt, Gilbert H., 1949-

Title Moral Panics, Sex Panics : Fear and the Fight over Sexual Rights
Published New York : NYU Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (305 pages)
Series Intersections: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Genders and Sexualities Series
Intersections: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Genders and Sexualities Series
Contents Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction: Moral Panics, Sexual Rights, and Cultural Anger; 2. The Religious Right and the Reshaping of Sexual Policy: Reproductive Rights and Sexuality Education during the Bush Years; 3. Black Sexuality, Indigenous Moral Panics, and Respectability: From Bill Cosby to the Down Low; 4. The "Gay Plague" Revisited: AIDS and Its Enduring Moral Panic; 5. Gay Marriage: The Panic and the Right; 6. Postcolonial Amnesia: Sexual Moral Panics, Memory, and Imperial Power; 7. Transient Feelings: Sex Panics and the Politics of Emotions; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E
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Summary Finalist for 2010 LGBT Anthology Award from the Lambda Literary Awards. Unwed teen mothers, abortion, masturbation, pornography, gay marriage, sex trafficking, homosexuality, and HIV are just a few in a long line of issues that have erupted into panics. These sexual panics spark moral crusades and campaigns, defining and shaping how we think about sexual and reproductive rights. The essays in Moral Panics, Sex Panics focus on case studies ranging from sex education to AIDS to race and the "down low," to illustrate how sexuality is at the heart of many political controversies. The con
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Subject Sexual rights -- United States -- History
Ethical absolutism -- History
Sexual minorities -- United States -- History
Gender identity -- United States -- History
Gay rights -- United States -- History
Ethical absolutism.
Gay rights.
Gender identity.
Sexual minorities.
Sexual rights.
Queer rights.
Civil rights (LGBTQ).
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780814790847