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The Resource Strange antics : a history of seduction, Clement Knox

Strange antics : a history of seduction, Clement Knox

Label
Strange antics : a history of seduction
Title
Strange antics
Title remainder
a history of seduction
Statement of responsibility
Clement Knox
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
If sex has generally been agreed a private matter, seduction has always been of intense public interest. Whether the stuff of front-page tabloid news, the scandal of nineteenth-century American courts, or the heart and soul of the literature across the eras, we are fascinated by stories of temptation and resistance, seduction and sex. In the first history of its kind, Clement Knox explores seduction in all its historical and cultural incarnations. Knox's history moves from the Garden of Eden to the medieval traditions of courtly love, to the carnivals of eighteenth-century Venice, and the bawdy world of Georgian London. Along the way we meet Mary Wollstonecraft, her daughter Mary Shelley and her friend Caroline Norton and reckon with their fight for women's rights and freedom. We encounter Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world, who became entangled in America's labyrinthine and racialized seduction laws. We discover how tall tales of predatory vampires, hypnotists, and immigrants were mobilized by Nazis and nativists to help propel them to power. We consider how after seduction seemingly vanished from view during the Sexual Revolution it exploded back into our lives as The Game became a multi-million bestseller, online dating swept the world, and the ongoing male fascination with manipulating women was exposed
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Knox, Clement
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Seduction
  • Seduction
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Strange antics : a history of seduction, Clement Knox
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251423461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
516 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008285685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
Label
Strange antics : a history of seduction, Clement Knox
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251423461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
516 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780008285685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)

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