jeudi 6 octobre 2016

La culture sexuelle du 18e siècle

Amatory Pleasures. Explorations in Eighteenth-Century Sexual Culture 

Julie Peakman

Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Published: 06-10-2016
Format: Paperback
Extent: 240
ISBN: 9781474226448

Encompassing the long 18th century, Amatory Pleasures examines a broad and enticing variety of topics in the history of sexuality in Georgian times. It includes discussion of sexual perversion, criminal conversation, erotic gardens, gentlemen's homosocial societies, flagellation, pornography, writings of courtesans and the world of female friendship, revealing the secret or hidden meanings circulating between mainstream and covert activities of the 18th century. Julie Peakman draws connections between these pieces and situates them within current debates and examines how Georgian sexual activity was integrated from low life and high places, from brothels to palaces.

Aimed at anyone interested in gender, history of sexuality, sex, literature and 18th-century history, Amatory Pleasures is an invaluable collection of the work of a key scholar in the field. 

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