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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


Contentious Faiths: Questioning Confucianism and Christianity in the Fiction of Shirley Lim

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

in Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers the shared ideologies embedded in Confucianism and Christianity, and how they are played out in the lives of the middle-class Straits Chinese characters that people the fiction ... 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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