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Conclusion: The Modernity of Myth

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The conclusion summarizes the manners in which the economic, aesthetic, psychological, and anthropological re-visions enabled precisely these three myths to be taken up as a mirror of the modern ... More


In Hot Pursuit of Sexual Liberation: Should a Woman Be Promiscuous?

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/9780195105568.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Promiscuous sex evokes visions of sex with many different partners, and sex with many different partners in an era of AIDS is believed to be incautious at best, morally reprehensible at worst. ... More


The Age of Satan: Satanic Sex and the Black Mass, from Fantasy to Reality

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the rise of modern Satanism and the transformation of the Satanic fantasy of the Black Mass from a terrifying Christian nightmare into a practical reality beginning in the 1960s ... More


Informing and Advising: Sexual Welfare

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/9780199279586.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter outlines the way in which popular newspapers gradually assumed the task of informing and advising their readers about matters of sexual welfare. In the inter-war period, the popular ... More


The Yoga of Sex: Tantra, Kama Sutra, and Other Exotic Imports from the Mysterious Orient

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the impact of Indian traditions such as Hindu and Buddhist Tantra and the Kama Sutra on sexual magic in the West. It explains that although Tantra was typically singled out as ... More


Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Amanda H. Littauer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book looks at mid-century American sex and culture. It traces the origins of the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s. The book argues that sexual liberation was much more than a reaction to 1950s ... More


Introduction

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/9780195105568.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book introduces a feminist philosophy of sex whose express purpose is to advance the dialogue among the competing viewpoints on women's sexual liberation. It argues that a philosophical and ... 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


Canonizing Sade: Eros, Democracy, and Differentiation

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/9780231151580.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Considers the reception of eighteenth-century radical libertinism, especially of the Marquis de Sade, during the twentieth century in sexual liberation thought, critical theory, and popular culture; ... More


Europe's 1968: Voices of Revolt

Robert Gildea, James Mark, and Anette Warring (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199587513
eISBN:
9780191747557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587513.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

By the late 1960s, in a Europe divided by the Cold War and challenged by global revolution in Latin America, Asia and Africa, thousands of young people threw themselves into activism to change both ... More


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

James A. Steintrager

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What would happen if pleasure were made the organizing principle for social relations and sexual pleasure ruled over all? Radical French libertines experimented clandestinely with this idea during ... More


Herbert Marcuse

Tyrus Miller

in Modernism and the Frankfurt School

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748640188
eISBN:
9781474400862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640188.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the shifting role of art in the corpus of theoretical works of Herbert Marcuse. Although Marcuse’s own artistic tastes were relatively moderate, his ideas of critical refusal ... More


Tom Raworth and the Pop Art Explosion

Peter Robinson

in Twentieth Century Poetry: Selves and Situations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273256
eISBN:
9780191706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273256.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reads poems from Tom Raworth's early work, published during the 1960s, in the light of the Pop Art movement that was at its height during his youth and early maturity as a poet. The ... More


The Liberation of Sex, Onna, and Eros: The Movement and the Politics of Collective Subjectivity

Setsu Shigematsu

in Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667581
eISBN:
9781452946931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667581.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Ūman ribu’s representative campaigns on abortion and unmarried mothers, emphasizing ribu’s core concepts on the liberation of sex, onna, and eros. It focuses on the works of ... More


After School Special Education: Sex, Tolerance, and Rehabilitative Television

Julie Passanante Elman

in Chronic Youth: Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479841424
eISBN:
9781479806294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841424.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the television program After School Specials. Despite its widespread popularity, the show was ridiculed for its overt didacticism and hokey “problem novel” storylines. The ... More


Suffering Sisters?: American Feminists and the Problem of Female Genital Surgeries

Melani McAlister

in Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830109
eISBN:
9781469602332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869710_kazin.15
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the intense debate that took place in the 1970s and 1980s between American feminists and their Arab counterparts over the practice of clitoridectomy. It considers how ... More


Introduction: In the Interest of Time

Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed

in If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676101
eISBN:
9781452947624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676101.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This introductory chapter discusses the general disregard for America’s queer culture that has been observed since the onslaught of AIDS among homosexuals during the early 1980s. Gay culture, among ... More


Conclusion

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/9780195105568.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Feminists continue to disagree over the extent to which individual women may be complicit in their own sexual oppression and the oppression of women as a class. This book has argued that such ... More


A Thousand Modes of Venery: Coital Positions as Actions and Communications

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/9780231151580.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examines how libertines in eighteenth-century France took up the erotic tradition of the variety of coital positions and turned this tradition into both a social contract (based on pleasure rather ... More


Conclusion: Reimagining Tantra in Contemporary Discourse

Hugh B. Urban

in Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230620
eISBN:
9780520936898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230620.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The imagining of Tantra seems to be something more complicated, much more messy, and yet also more interesting than the simple history of an indigenous Indian category or the simple imposition of a ... More


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