The Unacceptable

  • John Potts
  • John Scannell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: What Is the Unacceptable?

    1. John Potts, John Scannell
      Pages 1-20
  3. The Socially Unacceptable

  4. Representing the Unacceptable

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-234

About this book


Confronting the issue of the unacceptable as a social category, this collection of international essays provides distinctive perspectives on the theme of what is deemed socially acceptable. The book reveals the ways category of the unacceptable reflects sexual, racial and political fault-lines of a society.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Potts
    • 1
  • John Scannell
    • 1
  1. 1.Macquarie UniversityAustralia

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