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Kartābhajā

Hugh B. Urban

in Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139013
eISBN:
9780199871674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139011.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This last chapter presents a translation of a humorous satirical poem by the famous Bengali poet, Dāśarathī Rāy (1805–57). He was particularly well known as a master of the Pāñcālī form, which are ... More


Reading Sexuality Skeptically in Montaigne

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The publication and popularity of Henri Estienne’s Latin translation of Sextus Empiricus’s Outlines of Skepticism allows for a new, skeptical approach to same-sex sexuality that questions its ... More


Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890-1933

Jill Suzanne Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452673
eISBN:
9780801469701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452673.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the late nineteenth century the city of Berlin developed such a reputation for lawlessness and sexual licentiousness that it came to be known as the “Whore of Babylon.” Out of this reputation ... More


Licentiousness in All Its Forms

April R. Haynes

in Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284590
eISBN:
9780226284767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284767.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

“Licentiousness in All its Forms” recovers African American women’s significant intervention into sexual discourse between 1835 and 1845, a period here designated the interracial moment in moral ... More


Introduction to the issue of rape in China as a developing country

Qihua Ye

in International approaches to rape

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426208
eISBN:
9781447302629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426208.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses how rape is one of the most serious crimes in Chinese criminal law. Rape is classed as the sex crime of raping women, but also of forcing young girls to work as prostitutes, ... More


Reinventing Licentiousness: Pornography and Modern China

Y. Yvon Wang

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501752971
eISBN:
9781501752995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752971.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book navigates an overlooked history of representation during the transition from the Qing Empire to the Chinese Republic — a time when older, hierarchical notions of licentiousness were ... More


The classical, medieval and Renaissance inheritance

James Doelman

in The Epigram in England, 1590-1640

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096440
eISBN:
9781526115218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096440.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter outlines the tradition of the epigram in the Classical, Medieval and Renaissance periods, with particular focus on the influence of Martial, Catullus, and the Greek Anthology. Despite ... More


Conclusion

Tom Cutterham

in Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter argues that behind the gentlemen's concern for property itself, there lay a deeper set of interests and anxieties. This was the question of social order. What they feared ... More


Having Fun with the Dao

Kenneth W. Holloway

in The Quest for Ecstatic Morality in Early China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744824
eISBN:
9780199979400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744824.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The transcendent aspect of the “Xing zi mingchu” is analyzed in this chapter. Dance and music are crucial elements of reaching ecstatic morality. One important element of this is the surprising ... More


Food as a fruitful source of metaphor

Christian Kay

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Food is a topic of abiding interest to human beings, and thus likely to be a source of metaphorical expressions. Examination of its vocabulary shows significant overlap with groups of words in other ... More


The case of address terms

Irma Taavitsainen

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This chapter investigates the metaphorical uses of address terms with a ‘bottom-up’ empirical study. Address terms encode sociolinguistic parameters such as social and professional rank, family ... More


Introduction: A Chinese History of Pornographic Modernity

Y. Yvon Wang

in Reinventing Licentiousness: Pornography and Modern China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501752971
eISBN:
9781501752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752971.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter documents the shaping power of everyday economic markets on cultural politics in China. It examines how sellers, producers, and consumers of sexual representations shifted the boundaries ... More


Challenging Yin Hierarchy: Late Imperial Antecedents of the Global Modern Pornographic Turn

Y. Yvon Wang

in Reinventing Licentiousness: Pornography and Modern China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501752971
eISBN:
9781501752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752971.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter demonstrates that, under the regime of licentiousness, hierarchies of pleasure largely matched the distribution of worldly power: elites backed up both articulation and denial with ... More


Sex(ology) Sells: The Marketplace Assimilates Global Modern Innovations

Y. Yvon Wang

in Reinventing Licentiousness: Pornography and Modern China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501752971
eISBN:
9781501752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752971.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter points out the persistence of early modern genres and technologies in turn-of-the-century markets for sexual depictions. It shows that existing ways of thinking about licentiousness ... More


Plus c’est la même chose: Reinventing Licentiousness for a New Age

Y. Yvon Wang

in Reinventing Licentiousness: Pornography and Modern China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501752971
eISBN:
9781501752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752971.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter shows that despite — indeed, because of — the democratization of desire and access to sexual representations, individuals continued seeking authoritative positions from which to ... More


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