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Author Rosewarne, Lauren, author.
Title American taboo : the forbidden words, unspoken rules, and secret morality of popular culture / Lauren Rosewarne.
Published Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2013]
Book Cover

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Description xi, 323 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-308) and index.
Contents Introduction : the where and why of pop culture's hottest buttons -- The gay chapter : homosexuality in animation -- The oral sex chapter : cunnilingus and the politics of the lick -- The flatulence chapter : exploring matters of the fart -- The rude gestures chapter : flipping the channel and flipping the bird -- The euphemisms chapter : sex and bodily euphemisms in popular culture -- The vegetarian chapter : the hippies, sad sacks, and fundamentalists of the screen -- The alcohol chapter : the portrayal of drunks in film and television -- The drugs chapter : advertising mother's little helper -- The abortion chapter : back alleys and back stories on screen -- The penis chapter : undressing male nudity -- The circumcision chapter : capturing cuts in popular culture -- The vibrator chapter : that buzzing sound in film and television -- Conclusion : the rarely simple taboo presentation.
Subject Sex in popular culture -- United States.
Sex -- Social aspects -- United States.
Popular culture -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
ISBN 0313399336 cloth alkaline paper
9780313399336 cloth alkaline paper
9780313399343 (ebook)
0313399344 ebook
9780313399343 ebook
OCLC number 829738614