Sex and Pleasure in Western Culture

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Sex and Pleasure in Western Culture provides the first comprehensive overview of desire and pleasure in western sexual culture. It argues that both have always been seen as socially disruptive and morally dangerous and offers an entertaining account of the methods by which these attributes of sex were managed across the centuries from Classical Antiquity to the present day. The book develops the hypothesis that, while expressed in very different social contexts, sexual pleasure has evoked very similar anxieties. The ...

Sex and Pleasure in Western Culture 2004, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745616711

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Sex and Pleasure in Western Culture 2004, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745616704

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