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The War on Sex

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Description for The War on Sex Paperback. This volume's contributors outline the current war on sex, in which-despite the expansion of sexual liberties in the United States-sex has become the target of ever-expanding regulation and control, from sex offender registries to the criminalization of HIV. Editor(s): Halperin, Professor of Literature David M (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Hoppe, Trevor. Num Pages: 512 pages, 6 illustrations. BIC Classification: 5SG; JFMX; JFSJ1; JFSK2. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5817 x 3887. .
The past fifty years are conventionally understood to have witnessed an uninterrupted expansion of sexual rights and liberties in the United States. This state-of-the-art collection tells a different story: while progress has been made in marriage equality, reproductive rights, access to birth control, and other areas, government and civil society are waging a war on stigmatized sex by means of law, surveillance, and social control. The contributors document the history and operation of sex offender registries and the criminalization of HIV, as well as highly punitive measures against sex work that do more to harm women than to combat human ... Read more

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Duke University Press
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North Carolina, United States
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About David M. Halperin
David M. Halperin is W. H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality in the English Department at the University of Michigan and the author, most recently, of How to Be Gay. Trevor Hoppe is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and author of ... Read more

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At a moment when Queer Studies in the United States has turned its attention away from sex to matters considered more pressing, The War on Sex appears as a welcome reminder of the urgent work that remains to be done. . . . A thoroughly researched, expertly edited collection of substantial scholarly contributions . . . With meticulous documentation and ... Read more

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