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The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Hera Cook

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book describes the transformation of sexuality in England between the late 1700s and around 1975. It argues that there is a close connection between sexual attitudes and behaviour, and the ... More


‘We did try one of them rubber things once, but we didn't like 'em’ 1

Kate Fisher

in Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267361
eISBN:
9780191708299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267361.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the reasons behind individuals' choice of method. It argues that historians and demographers have hitherto uncritically assumed individuals would welcome technological ... More


Pleasure and Patriarchy: The Discourse of Dharma and the Figure of the Wife

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter Two explores the hegemonic discourse of dharma or moral law articulated in the Mānava Dharmaśāstra as the historical context to which the discourse of ars erotica in the Kamasutra came as a ... More


Christian Asceticism and Sexual Nonconformity

James E. Crimmins

in Secular Utilitarianism: Social Science and the Critique of Religion in the Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277415
eISBN:
9780191684173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277415.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Though laced with a liberal amount of Benthamic irony and dogmatically argued throughout, the Analysis and Not Paul, but Jesus are undeserving of the neglect which has traditionally been their due. ... More


Foucault and the Notion of Ars Erotica: Pleasure as Desubjectivation

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter One sets up some of the main themes of the book by way of an exploration into Foucault’s contrast between scientia sexualis or science of sexuality and ars erotica or erotic arts in the first ... More


Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Conundrum of Kids, Sex, and the Law

Paul R. Abramson and Annaka Abramson

in Children, Sexuality, and the Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723852
eISBN:
9780814724217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723852.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines psychological theory and research pertaining to children as sexual beings. Childhood sexuality encompasses many issues; self-exploration, biological development, evolutionary ... More


Appropriating Women's Bodies: The Form and Function of Men's Sexual Intimidation of Women

Linda LeMoncheck

in Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

One of the ways that individual women are punished for defying patriarchal models of feminine sexuality is by being denigrated to the status of “loose woman.” Moreover, so-called good girls acquire ... More


Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Linda LeMoncheck

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book introduces a new way of thinking and talking about women's sexual pleasures, preferences, and desires. Using the tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, it discusses methods for ... More


The Courtesan and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter Three shows how the discourse of ars erotica in the Kāmasūtra historically originated in the figure of the courtesan. It locates the figure of the courtesan along two lines: as a historical ... More


Conclusions

Adrian Bingham

in Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199279586
eISBN:
9780191707308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279586.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter briefly draws together the main themes of the book, and identifies three distinct phases in the coverage of sex in the press. In the inter-war period, the popular press reacted ... More


What Is a Feminist Philosophy of Sex?

Linda LeMoncheck

in Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Feminist philosophy is a discipline rich in its diversity of speculative argument and practical politics. Both ancient and contemporary traditions in the philosophy of sex can be characterized by ... More


“the obscene organ of brute pleasure”: Social Functions of the Clitoris

James A. Steintrager

in The Autonomy of Pleasure: "Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Shows how libertines adapted anatomical discussions of the clitoris and of clitoral gigantism to depict the organ as essential to the differentiation of pleasure from reproduction and to critique ... More


The Sealed Condition: From the Beginnings to Freud and Herzi

in Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Excision in all of its forms is distributed on the African continent along two axes intersecting in Sudan: an east-west axis from Yemen to Senegal and a north-south axis from Egypt to Tanzania. ... More


Sex Expression and American Women Writers 1860–1940

Dale M. Bauer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832301
eISBN:
9781469605647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887691_bauer
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book contends that American women novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries registered a call for a new sexual freedom. By creating a lexicon of “sex expression,” many ... More


Marriage: A Basic and Exigent Good

John Finnis

in Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580071
eISBN:
9780191729393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580071.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is the author's fullest single treatment of marriage, as an act, a state and way of life, and as an institution. Its starting point is the way in which marriage is a basic human good, ... More


Epilogue

Carolyn J. Dean

in The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality, and Other Fantasies in Interwar France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219953
eISBN:
9780520923485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219953.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In an old interview, Michel Foucault said that we were now interested in the marquis de Sade's “pornographic” work because it prefigures the more recent historical “dissociation of the ego” in which ... More


Lust and Chastity

Colleen McCluskey

in Virtues and Their Vices

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199645541
eISBN:
9780191744549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645541.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Although there are notable exceptions, a significant part of the current secular literature argues that lust is the virtue and chastity the vice. This is in contrast with the historical tradition ... More


The Form-Pleasure

Jean-Luc Nancy

in The Pleasure in Drawing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823250936
eISBN:
9780823252671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823250936.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This section discusses pleasure by drawing on Sigmund Freud’s work on the subject of aesthetic form, particularly his notion of sexual pleasure as opposed to aesthetic pleasure. Freud views ... More


Sexual Variations and Misdirections

John J. Piderit

in Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199793273
eISBN:
9780190258313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793273.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the extent to which seeking pleasure is a norm which, absent any other norms, is compatible with the natural law approach as articulated through the fundamental values. It also ... More


Becoming Other: Foucault’s History of Sexuality

Roy Brand

in LoveKnowledge: The Life of Philosophy from Socrates to Derrida

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160445
eISBN:
9780231530842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160445.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Michel Foucault's philosophical work, which focuses on the power structures—institutional, cultural, and social—that determine individual experience. His primary concern is to ... More


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