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The Resource Against obscenity : reform and the politics of womanhood in America, 1873-1935, Leigh Ann Wheeler

Against obscenity : reform and the politics of womanhood in America, 1873-1935, Leigh Ann Wheeler

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Against obscenity : reform and the politics of womanhood in America, 1873-1935
Title
Against obscenity
Title remainder
reform and the politics of womanhood in America, 1873-1935
Statement of responsibility
Leigh Ann Wheeler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Against Obscenity, Leigh Ann Wheeler restores female anti-obscenity activists to their rightful place in twentieth-century women's history, uncovering a fascinating and largely untold story of the Progressive Era. At the center of Wheeler's study stands Catheryne Cooke Gilman, an indomitable woman who led the anti-obscenity movement in her native Minneapolis, and eventually a movement formed of national grassroots organizations
  • Through the activities of Gilman and her associates, Wheeler explains how the rise and fall of women's anti-obscenity leadership shaped American attitudes toward and regulation of sexually explicit material even as it charted a new era in women's politics
  • She also addresses the passionate disagreements between and among various reform organizations over these issues (and the interesting reasons for the divisions) - whether to ban a touring stage show, for example, or close a local burlesque theater, disseminate explicit sex education pamphlets, or create a federal agency to regulate Hollywood films."
  • "Today's efforts to protect children from sexual imagery on television and the Internet echo the concerns of this earlier generation of reformers, as do feminist battles over pornography. By recovering the voices of earlier activists - their concerns and conflicts, victories and failures - Against Obscenity offers a fresh perspective on contemporary discussions concerning freedom of expression and the moral supervision of American entertainment."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheeler, Leigh Ann
Dewey number
303.48/4/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1419
LC item number
.W45 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Reconfiguring American political history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women social reformers
  • Women social reformers
  • Obscenity (Law)
  • Obscenity (Law)
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Against obscenity : reform and the politics of womanhood in America, 1873-1935, Leigh Ann Wheeler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Protect the Innocent!": Men, Women, and Anti-Obscenity Activism, 1873-1911 -- Dressing Elsie: Women's Theater Reform, 1912-1919 -- "Censorship Does Not Protect": Women's Motion Picture Reform, 1919-1922 -- "Woman vs. Woman": The Leading Ladies of Motion Picture Reform, 1923-1930 -- "We Don't Want Our Boys and Girls in a Place of that Kind:" Women's Burlesque reform, 1925-1934 -- "Thinking as a Woman and of Women": Sex Education, Obscenity's Antidote 1925-1934 -- "Sinful Girls Lead:" Crises in Women's Motion Picture Reform, 1932-1934 -- "'Catholic Action' is Blazing a Spectacular Trail!": The Collapse of Women's Anti-Obscenity Leadership, 1934-1935 -- Conclusion. Anti-Obscenity Reform and Women's History
Control code
51924191
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780801878022
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003006240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Against obscenity : reform and the politics of womanhood in America, 1873-1935, Leigh Ann Wheeler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Protect the Innocent!": Men, Women, and Anti-Obscenity Activism, 1873-1911 -- Dressing Elsie: Women's Theater Reform, 1912-1919 -- "Censorship Does Not Protect": Women's Motion Picture Reform, 1919-1922 -- "Woman vs. Woman": The Leading Ladies of Motion Picture Reform, 1923-1930 -- "We Don't Want Our Boys and Girls in a Place of that Kind:" Women's Burlesque reform, 1925-1934 -- "Thinking as a Woman and of Women": Sex Education, Obscenity's Antidote 1925-1934 -- "Sinful Girls Lead:" Crises in Women's Motion Picture Reform, 1932-1934 -- "'Catholic Action' is Blazing a Spectacular Trail!": The Collapse of Women's Anti-Obscenity Leadership, 1934-1935 -- Conclusion. Anti-Obscenity Reform and Women's History
Control code
51924191
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780801878022
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003006240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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