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Imagining sex : pornography and bodies in seventeenth-century England

Author: Sarah Toulalan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Imagining Sex' examines a variety of material from 17th century England to argue that, unlike today, pornography was not a discrete genre, nor was it usually subject to suppression. The book explores contemporary thinking on these issues and wider cultural concerns.
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Toulalan, Sarah.
Imagining sex.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)607758250
Online version:
Toulalan, Sarah.
Imagining sex.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608770790
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Toulalan
ISBN: 9780199209149 0199209146
OCLC Number: 154707943
Description: ix, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The circulation of texts: publishers and readers --
'What a fountain of joys': reproduction and sexual pleasure --
'New from battersy': fantasies of sexual flagellation --
'An extraordinary satisfaction': imagining homosexuality --
'Erotopolis': voyeurism and the illusion of privacy --
'Unexpected bed fellows': the comic and the erotic --
'The naked truth': images of bodies and sex.
Responsibility: Sarah Toulalan.
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