American Taboo: The Forbidden Words, Unspoken Rules, and Secret Morality of Popular Culture

The Forbidden Words, Unspoken Rules, and Secret Morality of Popular Culture

Author: Lauren Rosewarne

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399344

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

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America's often-unspoken morality codes make many topics taboo in "the land of the free." This book analyzes hundreds of popular culture examples to expose how the media both avoids and alludes to how we derive pleasure from our bodies. • Analyzes an enormous range of popular culture examples in a lively and highly readable writing style • Identifies and examines 12 separate taboos of the media • Provides interdisciplinary coverage that intersects with a wide variety of subject areas, including cultural studies, philosophy, feminism, and queer culture • Offers not only in-depth descriptions of cultural taboos but also clear explanations of why they exist • Supplies fascinating and useful information for general audiences as well as students and scholars of popular culture, political science, sexuality and gender studies, and sociology


Systematic Cultural and Religious Transformation of a Nation

Author: Daniel Iyeks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503539741

Category: Religion

Page: 74

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"Bude" describes the interactions of two different cultures and religions not only separated by the ocean but also by distance. Polar, a character in "Bude" depicts the culture and the religion of the Igodo people prior to an external cultural and religious influences while Bude the main character of the book depicts the transformation process of the culture and religion of the same Igodo people during the external cultural and religious interactions. "Bude" shows that the original culture and religion of a people are dependent on the peoples’ environment and experience and should not be judged by others but respected. The Igodo people were aware that their culture and religion were under attack in the name of education and religion but their desire for education without the necessary funding made them vulnerable to the external cultural and religious influences. The book concluded that a more financially stable culture and religion will dominate others after interactions. "Bude" is original and the contents are actual events of the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries’ colonization of an ancient nation and it is based on actual people and places with the names changed. Daniel Iyeks, the author of this book was an observer at the time and he was also a part of that transformation. It is memorable because "Bude" depicts how most of the world was colonized by the western powers without the use of any weapons and that the approach could be applied in most of the world volatile places today.

Masturbation in Pop Culture

Screen, Society, Self

Author: Lauren Rosewarne

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739183680

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 5730


Through reference to over six hundred scenes from film and television—as well as a diverse and cross-disciplinary academic bibliography—Masturbation in Pop Culture investigates the role that masturbation serves within narratives.

Die Revolte des Körpers

Author: Alice Miller

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518795902

Category: Psychology

Page: 205

View: 3907


Das vierte Gebot, getragen von der herkömmlichen Moral, verlangt von uns, unsere Eltern zu ehren und zu lieben, auf daß wir – so die versteckte Drohung – lange leben. Dieses Gebot der Ehr-Furcht beansprucht universelle Gültigkeit. Wer es befolgen will, obwohl er von seinen Eltern einst mißachtet, mißhandelt, mißbraucht wurde, kann dies nur, wenn er seine wahren Emotionen verdrängt. Gegen diese Verleugnung und das Ignorieren von unbewältigten Kindheitstraumata revoltiert indes der Körper häufig mit schweren Erkrankungen. Wie diese entstehen, zeigt Alice Miller, die Autorin des Welterfolgs Das Drama des begabten Kindes, in ihrem neuen Werk. In all ihren Büchern hat sich Alice Miller mit der Verleugnung des Leidens in der Kindheit auseinandergesetzt. In Die Revolte des Körpers schildert sie nun die Konsequenzen, die die Abspaltung starker und wahrer Emotionen für den Körper hat. Das Buch handelt von dem Konflikt zwischen dem, was wir fühlen und was unser Körper registriert hat, und dem, was wir fühlen möchten, um den moralischen Normen zu entsprechen, die wir seit jeher verinnerlicht haben. Diese psychobiologische Gesetzmäßigkeit enthüllt Alice Miller im ersten Teil des Buches anhand der Lebensläufe zahlreicher Schriftsteller wie Schiller, Joyce, Proust oder Mishima. Die beiden folgenden Teile weisen Wege auf, die aus dem Teufelskreis des Selbstbetrugs hinausführen und auch eine Befreiung von Krankheitssymptomen, den Appellen des Körpers, ermöglichen können.


Author: N.A

Publisher: [London


Category: Birth control

Page: N.A

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Bad Daddy

Turned Into a Pregnant Housewife

Author: Alyson Belle

Publisher: Alyson Belle Productions


Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 8341


When Michael, a strong, sexist alpha male, is caught fooling around on his wife Annie the worst possible way—when the maid shows up crying at his doorstep, six months toward an unexpected bundle of joy—he expects his wife to be furious. But why get angry when she can get even instead? She punishes him by using a magical talisman to swap his body with the young, weak, foreign maid, and then calls her Russian boyfriend Rolf over to teach Michael a lesson about sticking his things where they don’t belong. That’s only the beginning of his lesson, though, since Rolf shows up with friends, and he can't swap back until Annie is satisfied with his performance… it looks like Michael’s punishment is going to be crowded, long, and hard!

The Day of the Dead

When Two Worlds Meet in Oaxaca

Author: Shawn D. Haley,Curt Fukuda

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845450830

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

View: 6898


The Day of the Dead is the most important annual celebration in Oaxaca, Mexico. Skillfully combining textual information and photographic imagery, this book begins with a discussion of the people of Oaxaca, their way of life, and their way of looking at the world. It then takes the reader through the celebration from the preparations that can begin months in advance through to the private gatherings in homes and finally to the cemetery where the villagers celebrate together - both the living and the dead. The voices in the book are of those people who have participated in the Day of the Dead for as long as they can remember. There are no ghosts here. Only the souls of loved ones who have gone to the Village of the Dead and who are allowed to return once a year to be with their family. Very readable and beautifully illustrated, this book provides an extensive discussion of the people of Oaxaca, their way of life and their beliefs, which make the Day of the Dead logical and easily comprehensible.

The Visible and the Invisible

On Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting

Author: Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110423049

Category: Art

Page: 340

View: 5197


The book addresses the scientific debates on Rembrandt, Metsu, Vermeer, and Hoogstraten that are currently taking place in art history and cultural studies. These focus mainly on the representation of gender difference, the relationship between text and image, and the emotional discourse. They are also an appeal for art history as a form of cultural studies that analyses the semantic potential of art within discursive and social contemporary practices. Dutch painting of the seventeenth century reflects its relationship to visible reality. It deals with ambiguities and contradictions. As an avant-garde artistic media, it also contributes to the emergence of a subjectivity towards the modern “bourgeois”. It discards subject matter from its traditional fixation with iconology and evokes different imaginations and semantizations - aspects that have not been sufficiently taken into account in previous research. The book is to be understood as an appeal for art history as a form of cultural science that analyses the semantic potential of art within discursive and social contemporary practices, and, at the same time, demonstrates its relevance today. Works by Rembrandt, Metsu, Vermeer, Hoogstraten, and others serve as exemplary case studies for addressing current debates in art history and cultural studies, such as representation of gender difference, relationship between text and image, and emotional discourse.

Socialization in a changing society

Sukuma childhood in rural and urban Mwanza, Tanzania

Author: Corlien M. Varkevisser,Centrum voor de Studie van het Onderwijs in Veranderende Maatschappijen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 4317


The Romance of Lust - A Classic Victorian Erotic Novel

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Soto-verlag

ISBN: 3962173838

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 5784


The Romance of Lust, or Early Experiences is a Victorian erotic novel written anonymously in four volumes during the years 1873–1876 and published by William Lazenby. Henry Spencer Ashbee discusses this novel in one of his bibliographies of erotic literature. In addition the compilers of British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books list this book. This is Part I of II

Dear Nobody

Author: Berlie Doherty

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430966

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5998


Briefe an ein ungeborenes Kind Helen und Chris sind frisch verliebt. Sie stehen kurz vor ihrem Schulabschluss und haben ambitionierte Zukunftspläne. Da entdeckt Helen, dass sie schwanger ist. Beide versuchen diese Tatsache zunächst zu verdrängen. Sie fühlen sich dem nicht gewachsen – und von ihren Familien alleingelassen. Trotzdem steht Helens Entschluss bald fest: Sie will das Baby bekommen. Aber sie braucht auch Zeit, um zu verstehen, was das für sie und Chris bedeutet. Für ›Dear Nobody‹ erhielt Berlie Doherty 1991 die Carnegie Medal, die höchste britische Auszeichnung.

The Pig Farmer's Daughter and Other Tales of American Justice

Episodes of Racism and Sexism in the Courts from 1865 to the Present

Author: Mary Frances Berry

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Law

Page: 295

View: 2099


From the head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission comes a landmark study of the ways in which prejudice has shaped American justice, covering episodes of racism and sexism in the courts from 1865 to the present.

The iron curtain of language

Maxine Hong Kingston and American orientalism

Author: Jennie Wang

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chinese Americans in literature

Page: 409

View: 5149