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Author Fairman, Christopher M.

Title Fuck : word taboo and protecting our First Amendment liberties / Christopher M. Fairman.

Imprint Naperville, Ill. : Sphinx Pub., c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  342.0853 F166f 2009    ---  Available
Description xxii, 250 p. ; 17 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-243) and index.
Contents Why fuck? -- Ubiquitous fuck -- The power of taboo -- Fuck etymology -- Linguistics, psycholinguistics, and taboo -- Fuck fetish -- Fuck jurisprudence -- Them's fighting words! -- Obscenity: they know it when they see it -- "Fuck the draft": offensive and vulgar speech -- Pacifica, a pig in the parlor, and Powell -- Profanity, Private Ryan, and a Prada purse -- Genderspeak and the workplace -- Tinker's armband, but not Cohen's coat -- Fuck in teacher speech -- Fuck forever.
Subject Obscenity (Law) -- United States.
Freedom of speech -- United States.
Fuck (The English word)
Taboo, Linguistic.
ISBN 9781572487116

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