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Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century

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Pleasure, wrote Oscar Wilde, is the only thing worth having a theory about. In Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century, Roy Porter and Marie Mulvey Roberts question the idea of pleasure as unmediated, natural experience. To what extent was pleasure stage-managed to make it socially, morally, and politically acceptable?

Taking its cue from Michel Foucault, this volume represents
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by New York University Press
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Wendy
Good information about the different types of pleasure, the pursuit of pleasure by the different classes, and prevailing and changing attitudes toward pleasure.
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