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The Resource Naked : a cultural history of American nudism, Brian Hoffman

Naked : a cultural history of American nudism, Brian Hoffman

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Naked : a cultural history of American nudism
Title
Naked
Title remainder
a cultural history of American nudism
Statement of responsibility
Brian Hoffman
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1929, a small group of men and women threw off their clothes and began to exercise in a New York City gymnasium, marking the start of the American nudist movement. While countless Americans had long enjoyed the pleasures of skinny dipping or nude sunbathing, nudists were the first to organize a movement around the idea that exposing the body corrected the ills of modern society and produced profound benefits for the body as well as the mind. Despite hostility and skepticism, American nudists enlisted the support of health enthusiasts, homemakers, sex radicals, and even ministers, and in the process, redefined what could be seen, experienced, and consumed in twentieth-century America. Naked gives a vibrant, detailed account of the American nudist movement and the larger cultural phenomenon of public nudity in the United States. Brian S. Hoffman reflects on the idea of nakedness itself in the context of a culture that wrestles with an inherent sense of shame and conflicting moral attitudes about the body. In exploring the social and legal history of nudism, Hoffman reveals how anxieties about gender, race, sexuality, and age inform our conceptions of nakedness. The book traces the debates about distinguishing deviant sexualities from morally acceptable display, the legal processes that helped bring about the dramatic changes in sexuality in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the explosion in eroticism that has increasingly defined the modern American consumer economy. Drawing on a colorful collection of nudist materials, films, and magazines, Naked exposes the social, cultural, and moral assumptions about nakedness and the body normally hidden from view and behind closed doors.--Book jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffman, Brian S.,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Nudism
  • Nudism
  • Nudist camps
  • Sex
  • Indecent exposure
  • Pornography
  • Indecent exposure
  • Nudism
  • Nudism
  • Nudist camps
  • Pornography
  • Sex
  • Human Body
  • Freikörperkultur
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Naked : a cultural history of American nudism, Brian Hoffman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Going Naked -- Indecent Exposure: The Battle for Nudism in the American Metropolis -- Out in the Open: Rural Life, Respectability, and the Nudist Park -- Between the Covers: Nudist Magazines and Censorship in Midcentury America -- Naked in Suburbia: Family Values and the Rise of the Nudist Resort -- Pornography versus Nudism: The Contradictions of Twentieth-Century Sexual Liberalism -- Free the Beach: Nudism and Naturism after the Sexual Revolution -- Epilogue: Nudism in the New Millennium
Control code
899738175
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 331 pages
Isbn
9780814790533
Lccn
2014044418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044813
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)899738175
Label
Naked : a cultural history of American nudism, Brian Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Going Naked -- Indecent Exposure: The Battle for Nudism in the American Metropolis -- Out in the Open: Rural Life, Respectability, and the Nudist Park -- Between the Covers: Nudist Magazines and Censorship in Midcentury America -- Naked in Suburbia: Family Values and the Rise of the Nudist Resort -- Pornography versus Nudism: The Contradictions of Twentieth-Century Sexual Liberalism -- Free the Beach: Nudism and Naturism after the Sexual Revolution -- Epilogue: Nudism in the New Millennium
Control code
899738175
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 331 pages
Isbn
9780814790533
Lccn
2014044418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044813
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)899738175

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