Playboy Proposal

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John Rankin Hist 357 US History 1919-Present 1/29/08 Tentative Title: Men at Play, Boys at Work: the American Playboy Subject: the Influence of Playboy Magazine on American Popular Culture and American Perceptions of Sex One of the most recognizable symbols of the American sexual revolution of the mid-twentieth century is Playboy Magazine. Since its creation, it has played an integral part in shaping the image and ideals of the American man, setting standards for all aspects of his life. Over the course of its publication, Playboy has continued to break new ground in exposing Americans to its own brand of sexuality and accepted behaviors. Because of Playboy magazine and other periodicals like it, the American perception of sex has gone from shameful to sensational. What was once a subject reserved for the
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Unformatted text preview: bedroom now appears on television, in movies, on billboards, and in all media advertising. Sex sells, and Playboy is ringing you up. Tentative Source List: Playboy Magazine 01 Feb 2008 Simon, Richard. Trash Culture: Popular Culture and the Great Tradition . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Simon, William. the Playboy Report on American Men . Playboy, 1979. Soble, Alan. Pornography, Sex, and Feminism . Amherst NY: Prometheus Books, 2002. Streitmatter, Rodger. Sex Sells! : the media's journey from repression to obsession . Cambridge Ma: Westview Press, 2004. Weyr, Thomas. Reaching for Paradise: the Playboy vision of America . New York: NYT Times Books, 1978. Woodward, John. Popular Culture: Opposing Viewpoints . Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2005.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 357 taught by Professor Johnmclarnon during the Spring '08 term at Millersville.

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