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The Body Taboo

Its Origin, Effect, and Modern Denial

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Its Origin, Effect, and Modern Denial

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Washinton, D.C

Table of Contents

Publisher's Preface 9
I. The Universality of the Body Taboo and the Present Challenge 13
II. Religion and the Cultivation of a Damaging Myth 28
III. The Myth Modified but Damage Continued 57
IV. The Modesty Concept not Innate but Conventional and Variable 88
V. Modern Psychology Studies Social Nudism and the Body Taboo 113
VI. Combating the Superstition of the Obscenity of the Human Body 140
VII. The Witchcraft Persecutions of 1692 Reenacted in Our Time 156
VIII. A Movement Noble in Purpose Handicapped by the Superstition of the Body's Obscenity 195
IX. A Great Social Worker Is Persecuted 267
X. Anthony Comstock, Congress, and the Post Office Ban 273
XI. What Shall We Do with Comstockery and the Post Office Censorship Power? 325
Notes and References 353
Bibliography 358
Index 363

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"Notes and references": p. 353-357; biliography: p. 358-361.


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