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Dangerous Pleasures

Dangerous Pleasures Author : Gail Hershatter
Release : 1997-03-13
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN : 9780520917552
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This pioneering work examines prostitution in Shanghai from the late nineteenth century to the present. Drawn mostly from the daughters and wives of the working poor and declassé elites, prostitutes in Shanghai were near the bottom of class and gender hierarchies. Yet they were central figures in Shanghai urban life, entering the historical record whenever others wanted to appreciate, castigate, count, regulate, cure, pathologize, warn about, rescue, eliminate, or deploy them as a symbol in a larger social panorama. Over the past century, prostitution has been understood in many ways: as a source of urbanized pleasures, a profession full of unscrupulous and greedy schemers, a changing site of work for women, a source of moral danger and physical disease, a marker of national decay, and a sign of modernity. For the Communist leadership of the 1950s, the elimination of prostitution symbolized China's emergence as a strong, healthy, and modern nation. In the past decade, as prostitution once again has become a recognized feature of Chinese society, it has been incorporated into a larger public discussion about what kind of modernity China should seek and what kind of sex and gender arrangements should characterize that modernity. Prostitutes, like every other non-elite group, did not record their own lives. How can sources generated by intense public argument about the "larger" meanings of prostitution be read for clues to those lives? Hershatter makes use of a broad range of materials: guidebooks to the pleasure quarters, collections of anecdotes about high-class courtesans, tabloid gossip columns, municipal regulations prohibiting street soliciting, police interrogations of streetwalkers and those accused of trafficking in women, newspaper reports on court cases involving both courtesans and streetwalkers, polemics by Chinese and foreign reformers, learned articles by Chinese scholars commenting on the world history of prostitution and analyzing its local causes, surveys by doctors and social workers on sexually transmitted disease in various Shanghai populations, relief agency records, fictionalized accounts of the scams and sufferings of prostitutes, memoirs by former courtesan house patrons, and interviews with former officials and reformers. Although a courtesan may never set pen to paper, we can infer a great deal about her strategizing and working of the system through the vast cautionary literature that tells her customers how not to be defrauded by her. Newspaper accounts of the arrests and brief court testimonies of Shanghai streetwalkers let us glimpse the way that prostitutes positioned themselves to get the most they could from the legal system. Without recourse to direct speech, Hershatter argues, these women have nevertheless left an audible trace. Central to this study is the investigation of how things are known and later remembered, and how, later still, they are simultaneously apprehended and reinvented by the historian.

A Dangerous Pleasure

A Dangerous Pleasure Author : Geraldine Youcha
Release : 1978
Publisher : Dutton Adult
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My Dangerous Pleasure

My Dangerous Pleasure Author : Carolyn Jewel
Release : 2014-03-05
Publisher : cJewel Books
ISBN : 1937823210
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She’ll give into a demon's protection… and his passion. Paisley Nichols knows how to take care of herself, but when an insane mage nearly kills her and looks to finish the job, the only person she can trust is her sexy, uninhibited landlord who just happens to be a demon. Demon assassin Iskander has been burned by betrayal. He keeps humans at a distance, except for nights he spends swept up in carnal pleasure. When Iskander is ordered to keep “the human woman alive”, it turns out his tenant is everything he’s ever wanted in a partner, in bed and out. As Paisley develops magical abilities that can save Iskander’s kind from unimaginable suffering, the pair must face off the bloodthirsty mage and come to terms with their growing, undeniable passion. My Dangerous Pleasure is the fourth book in the My Immortals saga, a series of paranormal romance books set in a world of demons, magic, and a wide swath of moral grey area. If you like steamy romances, conniving villains, and explosive chemistry, then you’ll love Carolyn Jewel’s sizzling paranormal adventure.

Dangerous Pleasures

Dangerous Pleasures Author : Lora Leigh
Release : 2012-07-05
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
ISBN : 0230769314
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Paige Galbraithe has always wondered if the dark, cool and mysterious Abram Mustafa is hiding a wicked side . . . a side that will allow her to explore the kind of pleasure she has only dreamed of. For Abram, Paige is the only woman he has ever loved. But Abram faces the greatest test of his life when his father kidnaps Paige. With Paige’s life now in danger, Abram knows that his plans for escape from the only home he has ever known have become more imperative than ever. And for Paige, with her freedom taken from her, she must learn to trust Abram with more than her fantasies. She must trust him with her life . . . and her heart.

Governing the Dangerous

Governing the Dangerous Author : John Pratt
Release : 1997
Publisher : Federation Press
ISBN : 9781862872677
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Explains how dangerousness first became an object of penological discourse and why it has since remained so. Draws on material from Australia, New Zealand, England, the United States, and Canada.

A Materialism for the Masses

A Materialism for the Masses Author : Ward Blanton
Release : 2014-02-25
Publisher : Columbia University Press
ISBN : 0231536453
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Nietzsche and Freud saw Christianity as metaphysical escapism, with Nietzsche calling the religion a "Platonism for the masses" and faulting Paul the apostle for negating more immanent, material modes of thought and political solidarity. Integrating this debate with the philosophies of difference espoused by Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ward Blanton argues that genealogical interventions into the political economies of Western cultural memory do not go far enough in relation to the imagined founder of Christianity. Blanton challenges the idea of Paulinism as a pop Platonic worldview or form of social control. He unearths in Pauline legacies otherwise repressed resources for new materialist spiritualities and new forms of radical political solidarity, liberating "religion" from inherited interpretive assumptions so philosophical thought can manifest in risky, radical freedom.

Dangerous Curves

Dangerous Curves Author : Isabel Molina-Guzman
Release : 2010-02-01
Publisher : NYU Press
ISBN : 0814796060
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With images of Jennifer Lopez’s butt and America Ferrera’s smile saturating national and global culture, Latina bodies have become an ubiquitous presence. Dangerous Curves traces the visibility of the Latina body in the media and popular culture by analyzing a broad range of popular media including news, media gossip, movies, television news, and online audience discussions. Isabel Molina-Guzmán maps the ways in which the Latina body is gendered, sexualized, and racialized within the United States media using a series of fascinating case studies. The book examines tabloid headlines about Jennifer Lopez’s indomitable sexuality, the contested authenticity of Salma Hayek’s portrayal of Frida Kahlo in the movie Frida, and America Ferrera’s universally appealing yet racially sublimated Ugly Betty character. Dangerous Curves carves out a mediated terrain where these racially ambiguous but ethnically marked feminine bodies sell everything from haute couture to tabloids. Through a careful examination of the cultural tensions embedded in the visibility of Latina bodies in United States media culture, Molina-Guzmán paints a nuanced portrait of the media’s role in shaping public knowledge about Latina identity and Latinidad, and the ways political and social forces shape media representations.

Jerusalem {Resiliating Jerusalem} and Athens

Jerusalem {Resiliating Jerusalem} and Athens Author : Hullin
Release : 2014-10-06
Publisher : iUniverse
ISBN : 1491745673
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Jewish Studies Athens. BUT BE CAREFUL THAT I DONT SOMEHOW DECEIVE YOU UNINTENTIONALLY (!!! ???) BY PROFFERRING AN ILLEGITIMATE ACCOUNTING OF THE CHILD/TOKOU. [Republic 507a] ************************************************************************************* Jerusalem. A Note from the Tanna Kamma: The laws regarding the release from vows hover in the air (having no Scriptural support). The laws of Shabbat; of the Festival Offerings; and acts of trespass; are like mountains suspended by a hair; for there are but scant Scriptural foundation for them but there are numerous halakhot for them. Civil cases; Temple services; the regulations concerning purity and contamination; and the forbidden sexual relations; all of these have true and firm Scriptural support. AND IT IS THESE {the ones with true and firm Scriptural support) WHICH ARE THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE TORAH [The last Paragraph of Chapter One of the Hagigah Mishna; found at 10a-i of the Art Scroll rendition (with some modifications). The passage is orchestrated by the Tanna Kamma.]

Dangerous Pleasures

Dangerous Pleasures Author : Fiona Zedde
Release : 2011-02-01
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN : 0758268491
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No Names. No Guilt. No Boundaries. Renee Matthews is starting over. Free of a demanding ex-husband who left her feeling worthless, she's ready for a purely physical connection, on her terms. Sex in the dark with a total stranger--a night of breathless passion without complications. An online ad leads to the first of many anonymous trysts. And when one partner takes her into a darker realm of pleasure, Renee discovers hungers she never knew she possessed. Renee knows these encounters are risky. Nothing has ever compared to such exhilarating desire--certainly not her ex, or the "perfect" potential boyfriend her parents keep pushing her way. But as the excitement escalates, so does the danger. And walking away from her midnight lover may be more difficult than Renee ever expected. . . "The sensuality of the narrative style, the intensity of the characters' emotions, and the complexity of the plot are all satisfying." --Eroticarevealed.com on Every Dark Desire

The Knights of St. John

The Knights of St. John Author : Anna Maria Porter
Release : 1817
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Nathalie

Nathalie Author : Julia Kavanagh
Release : 1850
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Critical Cinema

Critical Cinema Author : Clive Myer
Release : 2012-04-10
Publisher : Columbia University Press
ISBN : 023150456X
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Critical Cinema: Beyond the Theory of Practice purges the obstructive line between the making of and the theorising on film, uniting theory and practice in order to move beyond the commercial confines of Hollywood. Opening with an introduction by Bill Nichols, one of the world's leading writers on nonfiction film, this volume features contributions by such prominent authors as Noel Burch, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, Brian Winston and Patrick Fuery. Seminal filmmakers such as Peter Greenaway and Mike Figgis also contribute to the debate, making this book a critical text for students, academics, and independent filmmakers as well as for any reader interested in new perspectives on culture and film.

The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914: Sport and money

The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914: Sport and money Author : Martin Polley
Release : 2004
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
ISBN : 9780415231404
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This five volume set is a comprehensive collection of primary sources on sports in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. At the beginning of the period few sports were regulated, but by the outbreak of the First World War organized sports had become an integral part of British cultural, social and economic life. Specialist Martin Polley has collected articles from a wide range of journals including "Blackwood's Magazine,"" Nineteenth Century," "Fortnightly Review" and "Contemporary Review," all of which reveal changing middle-class attitudes to sports. The five volumes cover the varieties of sports being promoted, sports and education, commercial and financial aspects, sports and animals and the globalization of sports through empire.