London: Verso, 2020. First edition. Hardcover. 286pp. [21.5 cm] Black cloth over boards with silver text stamped on spine. Black dust jacket with white text. New / new. Item #59470
From the publisher:
"From the criminalization of HIV to the frenzy over “pedophile priests,” from unexamined assumptions about the murder of Matthew Shepard to the accusations made against Woody Allen, from Brett Kavanaugh to Abu Ghraib, Wypijewski takes some of the most famous stories of recent decades and turns them inside out. The result is a searing indictment of modern sexual politics. She exposes the myriad ways moral panic and a punitive culture are intertwined, considering along the way the nature of pleasure, censorship, self-deception, memory and much more."