Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture

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Routledge, 2006 - History - 342 pages

This book is a collection of essays written during the 1980s and 1990s, generated as parts of other, larger activist efforts going on at the time. Read together, the essays trace the progress of the conversations between different activist groups, and between the authors of the pieces, Lisa Duggan and Nan Hunter, creating a bridge between feminists, gay activists, those in politics, and those in the law.

Since the 1995 publication of Sex Wars, the political landscape has altered significantly. Yet the issues (and essays) are still relevant today. The anniversary edition contains a new chapter dealing with the changes in the law since the book's publication (Lawrence v. Texas, for example).

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The political and cultural battles over issues of sexuality that have affected the nation since the mid-1980s are explored in these 15 essays written over the past decade by Duggan (history, NYU), who ... Read full review

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The political and cultural battles over issues of sexuality that have affected the nation since the mid-1980s are explored in these 15 essays written over the past decade by Duggan (history, NYU), who ... Read full review

Contents

A Chronology
15
Censorship in the Name of Feminism
29
Feminist Antipornography Legislation
43
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Lisa Duggan is Associate Professor of History and American Studies at New York University. She was founding member of the Feminist Anti-Censorship Task Force, and has written widely on sexual politics.
Nan D. Hunter is Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. She is a widely recognized authority on health law issues such as productive rights, AIDS, and consumer protection. She is a former lawyer for the ACLU, where she was a founding director of Projects on Lesbian and Gay Rights and AIDS.

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