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Desirable desire: ‘I am wholly given over unto thee’

Helen Cooper

in The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Romance is decisively distinguished from hagiography by the value given to sexuality — specifically, to women’s ardent sexuality such as finds its fullest expression in marriage and procreation. The ... More


Introduction: Excess, a History

Durba Mitra

in Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691196350
eISBN:
9780691197029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196350.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This introductory chapter traces the history of the concept of the sexually deviant female in colonial India. It first takes a look at how the figure of the prostitute appears across different ... More


Sexual Emancipation

Joan Wallach Scott

in Sex and Secularism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197227
eISBN:
9781400888580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197227.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the complex uses of feminism and appeals to “sexual democracy” in the new discourse of secularism. The story is anything but straightforward and involves the insistence on sex ... More


The Dark Side of Desire: Racial-Sexual Alterity and the Play of Race

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines black women’s participation in BDSM and how these performances illustrate a complex and contradictory brokering of pain, pleasure, and power for the black female performer. I ... More


B-Girls: Soliciting Drinks and Negotiating Sex in Mid-Century Bars

Amanda H. Littauer

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the history of the “B-girls”—young women employed by bars or nightclubs to act as a companion to male customers and to induce them to buy drinks, and usually paid a percentage ... More


From Women’s Liberation to Lesbian Feminism in Japan: within and beyond the Movement in the 1970s and 1980s

James Welker

in Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824866693
eISBN:
9780824876937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866693.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The Ūman ribu (women’s liberation) movement in the first half of the 1970s and the feminism that was to follow have long been regarded as hostile spaces for lesbians in Japan. And yet strong support ... More


Women and health in Japan: sexuality after breast cancer

Miyako Takahashi

in Comparing social policies: Exploring new perspectives in Britain and Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343666
eISBN:
9781447301967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343666.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Cancer has been the primary cause of death in Japan since 1981. The Japanese word for cancer, gan, was once associated with the image of death, or with severe physical and psychological distress. ... More


The Right to Love

Barbara Alpern Engel

in Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449512
eISBN:
9780801460692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449512.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

During the reign of Tsar Alexander III, chancellery officials demonstrated an almost obsessive concern with the sexual behavior of wives. Although officials were exceedingly cautious in their ... More


Feminising Television: the Mother Role in Six Feet Under (HBO 2001–6) and Brothers & Sisters (ABC 2006-)

Kristyn Gorton

in Media Audiences: Television, Meaning and Emotion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624171
eISBN:
9780748670956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624171.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter consider how the mother figure in two television programmes, Brothers and Sisters and Sex Feet Under, is used to draw out emotional and intimate details from the ensemble cast. The ... More


• A Brahmin Woman: Revenge Herself

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter fictionalizes a celebrated nineteenth-century event that vividly dramatized the costs of being a Nambudiri Brahmin woman. The Nambudiris of Kerala, at least in their own perception, ... More


The Sexual Scourge of Imperial Order: Race, the Medicalization of Sex, and Colonial Security

Saheed Aderinto

in When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038884
eISBN:
9780252096846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038884.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter argues that sex had broader implications for the future of the British Empire, while also showing that the generalization that women were the moral scourge of the empire whose sexuality ... More


Legacy

Diane Enns

in Love in the Dark: Philosophy by Another Name

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178969
eISBN:
9780231542098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178969.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Part I delves into the author’s past as a Mennonite girl inheriting Christian and Platonic paradigms of love that assume a stark division between mind and body or spirit and flesh and exert ... More


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