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Sin Sex Subversion

Author : David Rosen
ISBN : 9781631440458
Genre : History
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During the tumultuous 1950s in America, sex was as threatening to the nation’s moral order as communism. New York was the capital of the post–World War II world and the epicenter of a fierce culture war over music, theatre, movies, fashion, and literature, as well as birth control, homosexuality, adolescent sex, pornography, and prostitution. Over the last half-century, America’s social life—especially notions of culture, sexuality, and politics—has fundamentally changed, and what were once sinful or subversive sexual practices have been integrated into the marketplace, irreversibly changing American moral values; the once illicit has become an industry of more than $50 billion. Drawing on first-person interviews, unpublished memoirs, newspaper accounts, contemporary studies, government documents, and recent scholarship, Sin, Sex & Subversion argues that “deviant” sexuality was subversive, and that unique New York “outsiders” of the 1950s set the stage for the following decades and the world we know today. In each chapter, author David Rosen examines a critical moral issue through an in-depth profile of figures such as Liberace, Samuel Roth, Bettie Page, the Rosenbergs, and others. Through these individuals, Rosen shows how those who operated outside the law or who challenged popular values, even if they were silenced in their time, ended up paving the way for a new normal. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history—books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Category: History

The Furies

Author : H. N. Levitt
ISBN : 9780595404902
Genre : Fiction
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Homer spoke of the Furies as avenging spirits who punished humans for the wrongs they did. In a small, bucolic, upstate New York town in the present day, six seemingly ordinary school children, led by an inspiring, hallucinatory girl among them, commit a series of murders of strangers. It doesn't take long for the lone detective on the force to put together what he and the Chief consider to be a strong case against six demons, but what local, and eventually national, opinion regard as a bizarre attempt by inept, small-town police to cover up their inability to find the obvious serial killer. National interest and concern generate a media circus and a trial, but well before that, the detective and the child leader engage in a battle of wits going far beyond the determinations of the case. This struggle between them leads to the astonishing finding of the jury and the defiant, final gesture of the girl.
Category: Fiction

Bad Words

Author : David Sosa
ISBN : 9780191076374
Genre : Philosophy
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What makes a word bad? Bad Words is a philosophical examination of slurs and other derogatory and problematic language, by some of the leading contributors to the field. Slurs are an interesting case for the philosophy of language. On the one hand, they seem to be meaningful in something like the way many other expressions are meaningful - different slurs might seem in some way to refer to different groups, for example. But on the other hand, it's clear that slurs also have distinctive practical effects and roles: they can seem to be just an arbitrary tool for insulting or enabling harm. How are those aspects related? Just how the use of words is related to their significance is of course one of the deepest issues in philosophy of language: slurs not only refine that issue, by presenting a kind of use that presents novel challenges, but also give the issue a compelling practical relevance. The Engaging Philosophy series is a new forum for collective philosophical engagement with controversial issues in contemporary society.
Category: Philosophy

Random House Word Menu

Author : Stephen Glazier
ISBN : UOM:39015038549229
Genre : Reference
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Lists and defines words and terms in over seven hundred subject areas including nature, science and technology, domestic life, arts, language, and institutions
Category: Reference

Random House Webster S Word Menu

Author : Stephen Glazier
ISBN : 0375700838
Genre : Fiction
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Lists and defines words by over 700 subject areas, including nature, science and technology, domestic life, arts, language, and institutions
Category: Fiction

Film Score Monthly

Author : Lukas Kendall
ISBN : UOM:39015054345882
Genre : Motion picture music
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Category: Motion picture music

Author : دانيال ستيل
ISBN : 9953299013
Genre : Americans
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Category: Americans