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 Celibacy in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism

John Powers

in Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306316
eISBN:
9780199867721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The historical Buddha insisted on celibacy for monks and nuns because suffering was caused by ignorant craving and because sexual relations encouraged attachment to the world. Both functioned as ... More


‘The Wonderful Tides’: Sexual Emotion and Sexual Ignorance in the 1920s

Hera Cook

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

The impact of the gradual introduction of contraception that led to the separation of reproduction and sexuality is illustrated in the style of sex manuals from the 1920s. In Married Love, the most ... More


‘Griefs Will Have their Vent’: Physical and Psychological Remedies for Lovesickness

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter investigates cures for lovesickness in early modern literature, focusing on four remedies that are revealing for the ways in which gender affects lovesickness: two physical ... More


Mixed Menus: the Confusion of Food in Judges

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The use of food in the book of Judges is considered by utilizing Mary Douglas's theories of matter out of place. According to Douglas the Israelite dietary laws catalogued animals according to their ... More


The End of Heart Balm

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter considers the decline and fall of a group of closely related causes of action: breach of promise of marriage, alienation of affections, criminal conversation, and perhaps even civil and ... More


Marriage and the Liberal Imagination 1

ROBERT P. GEORGE

in In Defense of Natural Law

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267713
eISBN:
9780191683343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267713.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter written with Gerard V. Bradley, responds to Stephen Macedo’s important critique of natural law on issues of marriage and liberal imagination. It explicates and defends two related ... More


Seduction

Bernard S. Jackson

in Wisdom-Laws: A Study of the Mishpatim of Exodus 21:1–22:16

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269311
eISBN:
9780191683596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269311.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The law of seduction is to be regarded as belonging to the law of tort, making it clear that a male seducer (presumably, even a married one) does not commit the crime of adultery, proscribed by the ... More


The Juvenile Sex Offender

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the measurement and meaning of sex crimes committed by children and adolescents in the United States. The starting point for this analysis is not arrest statistics or survey ... More


Breaking the silence: rape law in Iran and controlling women's sexuality

Nadia Aghtaie

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/9781847426208.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter seeks to analyse the way in which the Iranian Penal Code responds to rape. Within this framework, it broadly discusses how rape and sexual intercourse are perceived outside marriage. It ... More


Of Chastity and Modesty

Jonathan Harrison

in Hume's Theory of Justice

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246190
eISBN:
9780191680946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246190.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the following: (1) The duties of men compared with those of nations. (2) Apparent inconsistency in Hume's views resolved. (3) Hume's a priori philosopher a device to emphasize ... More


Family Planning: A Century of Change

Jacqueline E. Darroch

in Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150698
eISBN:
9780199865185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150698.003.12
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

As the 20th century dawned, American women typically became biologically capable of conceiving children at age fifteen, were married at age twenty-two, and had an average of 3.6 children during their ... More


Representations of Male-to-Female Lovemaking†

J.R. Clarke

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

What kind of paintings of lovemaking did the elite class enjoy? Fortunately there exist fresco paintings from this period to help us answer this question. Equally fortunate is the unusual ... More


The Trial

Lillian Faderman

in Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This second section of the book details the minutiae of the Miss Woods and Miss Pirie vs. Dame Helen Cumming Gordon lawsuit, with the renowned lawyer John Clerk representing the plaintiffs, and the ... More


Social Infertility and the Quest for Parenthood

Judith Daar

in The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300137156
eISBN:
9780300229035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137156.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter talks about how for many couples, their physical expressions of love will never yield a baby. The largest faction of this cohort consists of the medically infertile—those who lack the ... More


Carol, Anna and Khadia: Work with a three generation black family

Veronique Faure

in Developing reflective practice: Making sense of social work in a world of change

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342386
eISBN:
9781447302032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents a case study concerning the author's social work experience with a three generation Jamaican family. It explains that Anna has a three-year-old child Khadia whose father was her ... More


Reading the Kamasutra: It Isn't all about Sex 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Kamasutra, the oldest extant Hindu textbook of erotic love, offers descriptions of the positions in sexual intercourse, the erotic counterpart to the ascetic asanas of yoga. Written by Vatsyayana ... More


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