The Resource Last night in paradise : sex and morals at the century's end, Katie Roiphe

Last night in paradise : sex and morals at the century's end, Katie Roiphe

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Last night in paradise : sex and morals at the century's end
Title
Last night in paradise
Title remainder
sex and morals at the century's end
Statement of responsibility
Katie Roiphe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Last Night in Paradise is an eye-opening look at an age in which sexual liberation and one-night stands have been replaced by caution and fear. In the tradition of Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Roiphe blends autobiography and cultural criticism to give us a vivid portrait of the sexual puritanism sweeping the nation. She also captures the shadowy sense of unease that lies behind a generation's search for safety and rules, and the national yearning for a new moral order to replace the social and religious structures we have lost
  • Here for the first time is the history, personal and cultural, of the most profound shift in our national life in the last three decades: the movement from a wild-eyed ethos of sexual freedom to the new conservative morality of the nineties. In prose as absorbing as a novel, Roiphe gives us the inner landscape of a generation that remembers where it was on the day Magic Johnson announced he was HIV positive the way previous generations recall the day JFK was shot. We meet right-wing prophets of sexual abstinence in Washington, D.C., and public high school students and their teachers in suburban New Jersey. We enter the world of Alison Gertz, the Park Avenue debutante, and Magic Johnson, the ebullient point guard for the Lakers who boasted of satisfying six women at once, whose stories have imprinted themselves on the national imagination as moral parables for the uncertain and often terrifying age in which we live now
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DLC
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Roiphe, Katie
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ18.U5
LC item number
R65 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex customs
  • Sexual ethics
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Youth
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Sex customs
  • Sexual ethics
  • Youth
  • United States
Label
Last night in paradise : sex and morals at the century's end, Katie Roiphe
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last Night in Paradise -- The Girl from Park Avenue -- Playing Around -- "Caution Is In" -- The Sexual Revolution Is Devouring Its Young -- The Selling of Caution -- Sentimental Education -- Abstinence
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780316754392
Lccn
96039508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35885055
  • (OCoLC)ocm35885055
Label
Last night in paradise : sex and morals at the century's end, Katie Roiphe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last Night in Paradise -- The Girl from Park Avenue -- Playing Around -- "Caution Is In" -- The Sexual Revolution Is Devouring Its Young -- The Selling of Caution -- Sentimental Education -- Abstinence
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9780316754392
Lccn
96039508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35885055
  • (OCoLC)ocm35885055

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