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Title:What Are We Protecting Here? The Cultural Construction of Gender in Obscenity Law
Author(s):Baughman, Linda Lee
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Grossberg, Lawrence
Department / Program:Communications
Discipline:Communications
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:This dissertation then offers a detailed examination of the written decision for Roth v. United States, and the oral transcript of the Supreme Court trial. Roth is a landmark case, not only because of its legal implications, but because it writes out of United States law, in relation to obscenity, the use of protectionist discourse as a reason to censor sexually explicit materials. After Roth as a society, we could not use the protection of women as a reason to censor texts. Culturally, this helped empower women to become agents of their sexuality.
Issue Date:1999
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:245 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/86619
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9952960
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1999


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