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The Resource Society of pleasures : interdisciplinary readings in pleasure and power during the reign of Louis XIV, Kathryn A. Hoffmann

Society of pleasures : interdisciplinary readings in pleasure and power during the reign of Louis XIV, Kathryn A. Hoffmann

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Society of pleasures : interdisciplinary readings in pleasure and power during the reign of Louis XIV
Title
Society of pleasures
Title remainder
interdisciplinary readings in pleasure and power during the reign of Louis XIV
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn A. Hoffmann
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the days of Louis XIV, the experience of pleasure was as much a social and political tool as an essential ingredient in personal life. From the Memories of Louis XIV comes the term "society of pleasures" to describe the masses who lived under Louis's rule, the collective body that became enthralled in the trances of pleasure and thus secured within the bonds of regal power. Kathryn Hoffmann, in an interdisciplinary volume, explores this society by studying the strange couplings of pleasure, power, and knowledge that took shape within it. Across tales of harems and figs, narratives on chocolate and secret histories, she analyzes the politics of pleasure and knowledge arising in notions of public rights, conundrums of aesthetics, and the politics of erotics
  • In so doing, Hoffmann reveals that the society of pleasures was not law, or policy, or an exact procedure of totalizing power, but a state and a people where the logic of pleasure always contained the trap of violent oppression; a place where desire and force, the caress and the grip, informed and fed upon each other. A unique work that manages to intertwine both canonical literary works and documents from the margins of history, philosophy, and gastronomy, Society of Pleasures locates the passions and essence of a legendary society and traces the routes to the modern in the fissures of an absolutist dream
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Hoffmann, Kathryn A.
Dewey number
944/.033
Index
index present
LC call number
DC128
LC item number
.H64 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Louis
  • Politics and culture
  • Pleasure in literature
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Louis
  • Hofcultuur
  • Letterkunde
  • Frans
  • Politique et culture
  • Plaisir dans la littérature
  • Pouvoir (Sciences sociales) dans la littérature
Label
Society of pleasures : interdisciplinary readings in pleasure and power during the reign of Louis XIV, Kathryn A. Hoffmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Spectacle of Power, Harems of Language. 1. Sun-Eye and Medusa-Head: Louis XIV's Memories. 2. The Doors of the Seraglio: Racine's Bajazet -- II. Pathways of Pleasure. 3. Between the Sacred and the Profane: Moliere's Dom Juan. 4. Alchemy of Desire: The Bourgeoisie in the Festival -- III. Of Fasts, Feasts and Palimpsests. 5. Writ(h)ing on the Belly: Pascal's Provinciales. 6. Of Chocolate and Lexicography -- IV. The Body Decays. 7. A Distraught Apollo: Rupturing the Heroic, Writing Praise. 8. The Death of the Spectacle Body: Epitaphs and Political Erotica
Control code
35822503
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st. ed.
Extent
xiii, 240 pages
Isbn
9780312165079
Lccn
96037253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)35822503
Label
Society of pleasures : interdisciplinary readings in pleasure and power during the reign of Louis XIV, Kathryn A. Hoffmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Spectacle of Power, Harems of Language. 1. Sun-Eye and Medusa-Head: Louis XIV's Memories. 2. The Doors of the Seraglio: Racine's Bajazet -- II. Pathways of Pleasure. 3. Between the Sacred and the Profane: Moliere's Dom Juan. 4. Alchemy of Desire: The Bourgeoisie in the Festival -- III. Of Fasts, Feasts and Palimpsests. 5. Writ(h)ing on the Belly: Pascal's Provinciales. 6. Of Chocolate and Lexicography -- IV. The Body Decays. 7. A Distraught Apollo: Rupturing the Heroic, Writing Praise. 8. The Death of the Spectacle Body: Epitaphs and Political Erotica
Control code
35822503
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st. ed.
Extent
xiii, 240 pages
Isbn
9780312165079
Lccn
96037253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)35822503

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