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Vice Capades - Sex, Drugs, and Bowling from the Pilgrims to the Present (Hardcover) Loot Price: R486
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Vice Capades - Sex, Drugs, and Bowling from the Pilgrims to the Present (Hardcover): Mark Stein

Vice Capades - Sex, Drugs, and Bowling from the Pilgrims to the Present (Hardcover)

Mark Stein

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From outlawing bowling in colonial America to regulating violent video games and synthetic drugs today, Mark Stein's Vice Capades examines the nation's relationship with the actions, attitudes, and antics that have defined morality. This humorous and quirky history reveals that our views of vice are formed not merely by morals but by power. While laws against nude dancing have become less restrictive, laws restricting sexual harassment have been enacted. While marijuana is no longer illegal everywhere, restrictive laws have been enacted against cigarettes. Stein examines this nation's inconsistent moral compass and how the powers-that-be in each era determine what is or is not deemed a vice. From the Puritans who founded Massachusetts with unyielding, biblically based laws to those modern purveyors of morality who currently campaign against video game violence, Vice Capades looks at the American history we all know from a fresh and exciting perspective and shows how vice has shaped our nation, sometimes without us even knowing it.

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Imprint: Potomac Books Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2017
Authors: Mark Stein
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 312
ISBN-13: 978-1-61234-894-0
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > General
LSN: 1-61234-894-7
Barcode: 9781612348940

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