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Obscenity from Fifty Shades of Gray to Virtually Free: Patently Offensive and Socially Valuable Materials that Appeal to Our Shameful and Morbid Interests in Sex

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Obscenity from Fifty Shades of Gray to Virtually Free: Patently Offensive and Socially Valuable Materials that Appeal to Our Shameful and Morbid Interests in Sex

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Christopher Roederer is the author of Chapter 2 in the following book:

Weaver, Russell L., Mark D. Cole, and Steven I. Friedland. Comparative perspectives on freedom of expression. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2017.

Outline of topics in this chapter:

  • The Ubiquity of the Obscene
  • Obscenity Is a Legal Anomaly
  • “We” Don’t Really Know It When We See It
  • What Community? What Standards?
  • Offensive? We Are What We Eat, Not What We Claim Suits Our Taste
  • “Serious”Value?
  • The Obscene Is Political
  • Conclusion

ISBN

978-1-61163-730-4

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Carolina Academic Press

City

Durham, NC

Disciplines

Law

Obscenity from Fifty Shades of Gray to Virtually Free: Patently Offensive and Socially Valuable Materials that Appeal to Our Shameful and Morbid Interests in Sex

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