The Pursuit of Pleasure

The Pursuit of Pleasure


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 1412838673


The Pursuit of Pleasure Book Description :

But just as there have been suspicions of the dangers of pleasure, there have also been its supporters who assert its vital and joyful centrality to human experience. The Pursuit of Pleasure favors an agnostic approach borrowed from natural science."--BOOK JACKET....

The Pursuit of Pleasure
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The Pursuit of Pleasure


  • Author : Rudolph P. Matthee
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0691118558


The Pursuit of Pleasure Book Description :

From ancient times to the present day, Iranian social, political, and economic life has been dramatically influenced by psychoactive agents. This book looks at the stimulants that, as put by a longtime resident of seventeenth-century Iran, Raphaƫl du Mans, provided Iranians with damagh, gave them a "kick," got them into a good mood. By tracing their historical trajectory and the role they played in early modern Iranian society (1500-1900), Rudi Matthee takes a major step in extending contemporary debates on the role of drugs and stimulants in shaping the modern West. At once panoramic and richly detailed, The Pursuit of Pleasure examines both the intoxicants known since ancient times--wine and opiates--and the stimulants introduced later--tobacco, c...

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Pursuit of Pleasure


  • Author : Jane Rendell
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2010-07-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780567405364


Pursuit of Pleasure Book Description :

The Pursuit of Pleasure presents the figures of the rambler and the cyprian, the Eighteenth Century precursors to the Parisian flGneur and prostitute. The urban spaces traced by these figures were the clubs, sporting venues, operas, assembly rooms, streets and arcades of central London.Drawing on critical theory, geography and philosophy, The Pursuit of Pleasure extends and critiques the discipline of architectural history from a feminist perspective. The gendering of public space is considered to be a complex and shifting series of moves and looks between men and women, constructed and represented through spatial and social relations of consumption, display and exchange.Illustrated with contemporary prints and drawings, The Pursuit of Pleasure is an...

The Pursuit of Pleasure

The Pursuit of Pleasure


  • Author : Carol Duncan
  • Publisher : New York : Garland Pub.
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Art, Rococo
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  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4438451


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The Pursuit of Pleasure

The Pursuit of Pleasure


  • Author : Karlen Ashotovich Dallakyan
  • Publisher : ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783838269504


The Pursuit of Pleasure Book Description :

It is a hard psychological fact that the desire for pleasure is the ultimate factor in most of human decision-making. But as dominant as the pleasure principle has been in the cultural development of mankind, its impact has so far never been fully acknowledged. In the hands of a powerful minority that controls global capital flows, pleasure has been turned into the most profitable item for sale, preying on the consumerist desires it helped to create. Re-evaluating the very notion of 'pleasure' and assessing its often sinister influence on the course of our civilization, The Pursuit of Pleasure unveils how the determinants of human behavior are now in the hands of global marketers whose sole aim is the maximization of profit, not the personal developm...

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The Pursuit of Pleasure


  • Author : Elizabeth Essex
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780758262165


The Pursuit of Pleasure Book Description :

Never Say "Never" To Passion. . . Lizzie Paxton's dream in life is to be a widow--if only she could skip the wedding and the husband. When her childhood friend Captain James Marlowe proposes a marriage in name only, she accepts, knowing she'll have the independence she craves once he sets sail. Though James is the only man Lizzie trusts, she doesn't trust the scintillating desire he evokes in her. James knows he shouldn't get involved with anyone, especially with his uncertain future. But he just can't help himself when he overhears Lizzie's declaration. Though he's promised her a marriage of convenience, he wastes no time in seducing her and taking her over the precipice of desire. Yet not even his beautiful wife can deter him from his cause. But wh...

Sin City

Sin City


  • Author : Giles Emerson
  • Publisher : Andre Deutsch Limited
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105026145164


Sin City Book Description :

A fascinating and eye-opening trip through the ages, from Roman orgies to bestiality, from drugs to all-night Victorian raves, Sin City uncovers some very deviant behaviour in London through the ages. Spanning a 1900-year period, from the Roman occupation to the end of the Victorian era, it is a fascinating account of what Londoners have done for pleasure over the years....

The Pursuit of Pleasure

The Pursuit of Pleasure


  • Author : Arsen Dallan
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783838269504


The Pursuit of Pleasure Book Description :

This important book unveils how the pleasure principle has taken humanity hostage to the powers of branding and consumerism, steering our most basic desires. Radically re-evaluating the notion of pleasure and arguing for a deep societal change, it shows the way to a new humanist culture....