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The Resource The autonomy of pleasure : libertines, license, and sexual revolution, James A. Steintrager

The autonomy of pleasure : libertines, license, and sexual revolution, James A. Steintrager

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The autonomy of pleasure : libertines, license, and sexual revolution
Title
The autonomy of pleasure
Title remainder
libertines, license, and sexual revolution
Statement of responsibility
James A. Steintrager
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Language
eng
Summary
What would happen if pleasure were made the organizing principle for social relations and sexual pleasure ruled over all? Radical French libertines experimented with this idea during the Enlightment. They wrenched pleasure free from religion and morality, from politics, aesthetics, anatomy, and finally reason itself, and imagined how such a world would be desirable, legitimate, rapturous - and potentially horrific. This book ties the Englightenment engagement with sexual license to the expansion of print, empiricism, the revival of skepticism, and fashionable arts and lifestyles of the ancien régime, and the rise and decline of absolutims. It examines the consequences of imagining sexual pleasure as a sovereign power and a law unto itself across a range of topics
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N$T
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1965-
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Steintrager, James A.
Dewey number
306.7094409/033
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ18.F8
LC item number
S74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Columbia themes in philosophy, social criticism, and the arts
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  • Sex customs
  • France
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Moral conditions
  • Sex customs
  • France
Label
The autonomy of pleasure : libertines, license, and sexual revolution, James A. Steintrager
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: whose sexual revolution? -- A thousand modes of venery : coital positions as actions and communications -- Voluptuary architecture : organizing, policing, and producing pleasure -- Sodomy and reason : making sense of the libertine preference -- "The obscene organ of brute pleasure" : social functions of the clitoris -- The fury of her kindness : what should a libertine know about orgasm? -- Color and caprice: the politics and aesthetics of interracial relations -- Canonizing Sade : eros, democracy, and differentiation -- Notes -- Index
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936117842
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780231540872
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 884758
  • 22573/ctt14d2wmh
  • 3926c114-f737-456d-a0ff-26fe881e94fe
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)936117842
Label
The autonomy of pleasure : libertines, license, and sexual revolution, James A. Steintrager
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: whose sexual revolution? -- A thousand modes of venery : coital positions as actions and communications -- Voluptuary architecture : organizing, policing, and producing pleasure -- Sodomy and reason : making sense of the libertine preference -- "The obscene organ of brute pleasure" : social functions of the clitoris -- The fury of her kindness : what should a libertine know about orgasm? -- Color and caprice: the politics and aesthetics of interracial relations -- Canonizing Sade : eros, democracy, and differentiation -- Notes -- Index
Control code
936117842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231540872
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 884758
  • 22573/ctt14d2wmh
  • 3926c114-f737-456d-a0ff-26fe881e94fe
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936117842

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