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Licentious Worlds : Sex and Exploitation in Global Empires.

Author: Julie Peakman
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, Limited, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Licentious Worlds is a history of sexual attitudes and behaviour through five hundred years of empire-building around the world. In a graphic and sometimes unsettling account, Julie Peakman examines colonization and the imperial experience puttting women back in the picture, showing their role in the building of empires, but also how marginalized men and women were almost invariably exploited. Women acted as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peakman, Julie.
Licentious Worlds : Sex and Exploitation in Global Empires.
London : Reaktion Books, Limited, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Peakman
ISBN: 1789141737 9781789141733
OCLC Number: 1126214286
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Colonizing America: The first new world --
Discovering Oceania: 'The new Cythera' --
Into Africa: 'The dark continent' --
Post-colonial America: Finding Freedonia --
Glory of India: The Mughal Empire to the British Raj --
The Ottoman Empire: 'The sublime state' --
China: 'Tiger of the East' --
Japan: 'Land of the rising sun' --
Conclusion: Final thoughts on sex, religion and empire --
Epilogue: Further theories of colonization --
References --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgements --
Photo Acknowledgements --
Index.

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