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Dirty Discourse

Author : Robert L. Hilliard
ISBN : 9781405178693
Genre : Performing Arts
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Changes in society, the pluralistic nature of the citizens and thegeographic breadth of America preclude a common definition of whatis indecent, profane, or obscene. What may appear to be 'dirtydiscourse' to some may be considered to be laudable satire toothers. In this fascinating book, renowned media scholars andauthors, Robert Hilliard and Michael Keith, examine the history andnature of indecent program content in American radio. Examines the blue side of the airways with a first-everanalysis of the history and nature of off-color programcontent. Explores the treatment of once-forbidden topics in theelectronic media, investigating the beliefs, attitudes and actionsof those who present such material, those who condemn it, and thosewho defend it. Written from a social and cultural perspective, concentrates onthe means of greatest distribution - radio, with its phenomenalgrowth of "shock jocks" and rap music lyrics. Provides coverage of television and the Internet, showing howand why broadcasting has evolved from the ribald antics of theRoaring 20's to today's streaming cybersex, contrasting thestandards and actions of the FCC v. the First Amendment amidst theover-the-air and in-the-court battles of over-the-top radio. Illustrates political pressures and legal considerations,including Supreme Court decisions, and efforts to protect childrenfrom media smut.

Sex And The Constitution Sex Religion And Law From America S Origins To The Twenty First Century

Author : Geoffrey R. Stone
ISBN : 9781631493652
Genre : Law
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There has never been a book like Sex and the Constitution, a one-volume history that chapter after chapter overturns popular shibboleths, while dramatically narrating the epic story of how sex came to be legislated in America. Beginning his volume in the ancient and medieval worlds, Geoffrey R. Stone demonstrates how the Founding Fathers, deeply influenced by their philosophical forebears, saw traditional Christianity as an impediment to the pursuit of happiness and to the quest for human progress. Acutely aware of the need to separate politics from the divisive forces of religion, the Founding Fathers crafted a constitution that expressed the fundamental values of the Enlightenment. Although the Second Great Awakening later came to define America through the lens of evangelical Christianity, nineteenth-century Americans continued to view sex as a matter of private concern, so much so that sexual expression and information about contraception circulated freely, abortions before “quickening” remained legal, and prosecutions for sodomy were almost nonexistent. The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries reversed such tolerance, however, as charismatic spiritual leaders and barnstorming politicians rejected the values of our nation’s founders. Spurred on by Anthony Comstock, America’s most feared enforcer of morality, new laws were enacted banning pornography, contraception, and abortion, with Comstock proposing that the word “unclean” be branded on the foreheads of homosexuals. Women increasingly lost control of their bodies, and birth control advocates, like Margaret Sanger, were imprisoned for advocating their beliefs. In this new world, abortions were for the first time relegated to dank and dangerous back rooms. The twentieth century gradually saw the emergence of bitter divisions over issues of sexual “morality” and sexual freedom. Fiercely determined organizations and individuals on both the right and the left wrestled in the domains of politics, religion, public opinion, and the courts to win over the soul of the nation. With its stirring portrayals of Supreme Court justices, Sex and the Constitution reads like a dramatic gazette of the critical cases they decided, ranging from Griswold v. Connecticut (contraception), to Roe v. Wade (abortion), to Obergefell v. Hodges (gay marriage), with Stone providing vivid historical context to the decisions that have come to define who we are as a nation. Now, though, after the 2016 presidential election, we seem to have taken a huge step backward, with the progress of the last half century suddenly imperiled. No one can predict the extent to which constitutional decisions safeguarding our personal freedoms might soon be eroded, but Sex and the Constitution is more vital now than ever before.

Broadcast And Internet Indecency

Author : Jeremy Lipschultz
ISBN : 9781135596279
Genre : Social Science
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Indecency--arguably among the most provocative and incendiary issues in today's media--is speech at the edge of social tolerance. This timely volume examines broadcast and Internet indecency from legal and social perspectives, utilizing current cases and well-publicized examples. In exploring the issues associated with this highly controversial area, author Jeremy Harris Lipschultz makes headway toward an understanding of how indecency, as communication on the fringes of social norms, functions in defining free expression through specific types of speech. He contrasts conceptualizations of indecency and obscenity, synthesizes case law and social research, and develops theoretical generalizations for future research and study. His work provides a comprehensive examination of broadcast and Internet indecency issues and cases that serve to test generalizations about freedom of expression and one's ability to define free speech.

Writing For Television Radio And New Media

Author : Robert L. Hilliard
ISBN : 9781305215931
Genre : Art
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WRITING FOR TELEVISION, RADIO, AND NEW MEDIA has been the leading work in its field for more than fifty years. Its frequently updated revisions, including the eleventh edition, combine the best principles and examples of the past with those of contemporary practice. Its thorough coverage of concepts, approaches, and techniques concentrates on the key media formats of commercials; news and sports; documentaries; reality programs; talk shows; interviews; music programs; corporate, educational, and children's formats; and drama and sitcoms. The text also presents basic information that writers need to know about production techniques, demographics, copyrights, and career opportunities. /New material on social media allows today's students to understand the continued importance of clear writing and shows them how their digital skills can transfer to career opportunities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing For Television And Radio

Author : Robert L. Hilliard
ISBN : 0534142621
Genre : Broadcasting
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With much new material and sections, this fifth edition stresses the practical aspects of broadcast writing without neglecting the artisic, ethical and social responsibilities of the writer.

Sounds Of Change

Author : Christopher H. Sterling
ISBN : 0807877557
Genre : Social Science
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When it first appeared in the 1930s, FM radio was a technological marvel, providing better sound and nearly eliminating the static that plagued AM stations. It took another forty years, however, for FM's popularity to surpass that of AM. In Sounds of Change, Christopher Sterling and Michael Keith detail the history of FM, from its inception to its dominance (for now, at least) of the airwaves. Initially, FM's identity as a separate service was stifled, since most FM outlets were AM-owned and simply simulcast AM programming and advertising. A wartime hiatus followed by the rise of television precipitated the failure of hundreds of FM stations. As Sterling and Keith explain, the 1960s brought FCC regulations allowing stereo transmission and requiring FM programs to differ from those broadcast on co-owned AM stations. Forced nonduplication led some FM stations to branch out into experimental programming, which attracted the counterculture movement, minority groups, and noncommercial public and college radio. By 1979, mainstream commercial FM was finally reaching larger audiences than AM. The story of FM since 1980, the authors say, is the story of radio, especially in its many musical formats. But trouble looms. Sterling and Keith conclude by looking ahead to the age of digital radio--which includes satellite and internet stations as well as terrestrial stations--suggesting that FM's decline will be partly a result of self-inflicted wounds--bland programming, excessive advertising, and little variety.

Constitutional Law For Dummies

Author : Smith
ISBN : 9781118023785
Genre : Law
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Explains the intricacies and applications of the United States Constitution in easy-to-understand language.

Hollywood Speaks Out

Author : Robert L. Hilliard
ISBN : 1444308513
Genre : Performing Arts
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Hollywood Speaks Out explores that rare Hollywood featurethat dared to tackle red-hot, social issues whilst American societywas gripped by the convulsion and controversy they generated. Explores why Hollywood has always been risk-adverse, and howmost feature flms deal with controversial issues long after thecontroversy is past Organized around such important issues as poverty, racism,sexism, war, anti-Semitism, and homophobia Discusses the relevance and the impact of feature films fromModern Times to WALL-E

At Home With Pornography

Author : Jane Juffer
ISBN : 9780814742365
Genre : Psychology
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Juffer demonstrates how women's consumption of erotica and porn for their own pleasure can be empowering while simultaneously reinforcing conservative ideals. She shows, for instance, how the Victoria's Secret catalog functions as a kind of pornography whose popularity is enhanced by both its reliance on Victorian themes of secrecy and privacy and by its appeals to the pleasures of modern career women. In her pursuit to understand what women like and how they get it, Juffer delves into adult cable channels, erotic literary anthologies, sex therapy guides, cyberporn, masturbation, and sex toys, showing the degrees to which these materials have been domesticated for home consumption.

Not In Front Of The Children

Author : Marjorie Heins
ISBN : 9780813543888
Genre : Social Science
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From Huckleberry Finn to Harry Potter, from Internet filters to the v-chip, censorship exercised on behalf of children and adolescents is often based on the assumption that they must be protected from “indecent” information that might harm their development—whether in art, in literature, or on a Web site. But where does this assumption come from, and is it true? In Not in Front of the Children, Marjorie Heins explores the fascinating history of “indecency” laws and other restrictions aimed at protecting youth. From Plato’s argument for rigid censorship, through Victorian laws aimed at repressing libidinous thoughts, to contemporary battles over sex education in public schools and violence in the media, Heins guides us through what became, and remains, an ideological minefield. With fascinating examples drawn from around the globe, she suggests that the “harm to minors” argument rests on shaky foundations.

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