The Resource Desire : a history of European sexuality, Anna Clark

Desire : a history of European sexuality, Anna Clark

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Desire : a history of European sexuality
Title
Desire
Title remainder
a history of European sexuality
Statement of responsibility
Anna Clark
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Desire: A History of European Sexuality is a sweeping survey of sexuality in Europe from the Greeks to the present day. It traces two concepts of sexual desire that have competed in European history: desire as dangerous, polluting, and disorderly; and desire as creative, transcendent, even revolutionary. This book follows these changing attitudes toward sexuality through the major turning points of European history. The book ends by demonstrating that western European sexual culture is quite distinct from many other cultures, as the Christian hostility to sexual desire has lost influence. At the same time, the vision of sexual desire as revolutionary seems to have faded. Written in a lively and engaging style the book contains many fascinating anecdotes drawing on a rich array of sources including poetry, novels, pornography and film as well as court records, autobiographies and personal letters. While Anna Clark builds on the work of dozens of historians, she also takes a fresh approach and introduces the concepts of twilight moments and sexual economies. Desire integrates the history of heterosexuality with same-sex desire, and focuses on the emotions of love as well as the passions of lust, the politics of sex as well as the personal experiences
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Anna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ18.E8
LC item number
C53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex
  • Sex customs
  • Desire
  • Seksualiteit
  • Seksuele gebruiken
  • Seksueel gedrag
  • Desire
  • Sex
  • Sex customs
  • Europa (geografie)
  • Europe
Label
Desire : a history of European sexuality, Anna Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : sex and the problem of Western civilization -- Sex and the city : Greece and Rome -- Divine desire in Judaism and early Christianity -- Medieval fantasies of desire, sacred and profane -- From twilight moments to moral panics : the regulation of sex from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century -- The age of exploration : sexual contact and culture clash in Spain and colonial Mesoamerica -- Enlightening desire : new attitudes toward sexuality in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- In the Victorian twilight : sex out-of-wedlock, sexual commerce, and same-sex desire, 1750-1870 -- Boundaries of the nation, boundaries of the self : 1860-1914 -- Managing desire or consuming sex in interwar culture -- Sex and the state in the 1930s : Sweden, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany -- The reconstruction of desire and sexual consumerism in postwar Europe
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 282 p.
Isbn
9780415775175
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008005397
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191865960
  • (OCoLC)ocn191865960
Label
Desire : a history of European sexuality, Anna Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : sex and the problem of Western civilization -- Sex and the city : Greece and Rome -- Divine desire in Judaism and early Christianity -- Medieval fantasies of desire, sacred and profane -- From twilight moments to moral panics : the regulation of sex from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century -- The age of exploration : sexual contact and culture clash in Spain and colonial Mesoamerica -- Enlightening desire : new attitudes toward sexuality in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- In the Victorian twilight : sex out-of-wedlock, sexual commerce, and same-sex desire, 1750-1870 -- Boundaries of the nation, boundaries of the self : 1860-1914 -- Managing desire or consuming sex in interwar culture -- Sex and the state in the 1930s : Sweden, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany -- The reconstruction of desire and sexual consumerism in postwar Europe
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 282 p.
Isbn
9780415775175
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008005397
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191865960
  • (OCoLC)ocn191865960

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