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Sexual antipodes : enlightenment globalization and the placing of sex, Pamela Cheek

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Sexual antipodes : enlightenment globalization and the placing of sex
Title
Sexual antipodes
Title remainder
enlightenment globalization and the placing of sex
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Cheek
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The title refers to a premise in utopian and exoticist fiction about the southern portion of the globe: sexual order defines the character of the state. The book begins by examining how the idea of sexual order operated as the principle for explaining national differences in eighteenth-century contestation between Britain and France. It traces how, following British and French encounters with Tahiti, the comparison of different national sexual orders formed the basis for two theories of race: race as essential character and race as degeneration." "The book's first major argument is that the comparison and definition of national sexual identities underwrote Enlightenment globalization - the novel Western European feeling of knowing one's place in a connected world. Its second major argument is that colonial representations of the Orient and the Antipodes functioned as the proving ground for competing claims about national character in the ongoing contestation between the Enlightenment's internal others, Great Britain and France. It thus proposes that competing claims about the role of sex in British and French public life - claims tested in British and French colonial representations - established the conditions for placing modern Western European sexual identity."--
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Cheek, Pamela
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Erotic literature, English
  • Sex in literature
  • French literature
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • Travelers' writings, French
  • Erotic literature, French
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Globalization
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Sex customs in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Enlightenment
  • Oceania
Label
Sexual antipodes : enlightenment globalization and the placing of sex, Pamela Cheek
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Metropolitan Allegories
  • National Character, Publicity and Sex
  • Public Women in the French Body Politic
  • Public Life in Enlightenment Pornography
  • Antipodes
  • The Sexual Nature of South Sea Islands
  • British Encounter: Recognizing Sensibility
  • French Encounter: Crafting Transparency
Control code
ocm51053464
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780804746632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)51053464
Label
Sexual antipodes : enlightenment globalization and the placing of sex, Pamela Cheek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Metropolitan Allegories
  • National Character, Publicity and Sex
  • Public Women in the French Body Politic
  • Public Life in Enlightenment Pornography
  • Antipodes
  • The Sexual Nature of South Sea Islands
  • British Encounter: Recognizing Sensibility
  • French Encounter: Crafting Transparency
Control code
ocm51053464
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780804746632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)51053464

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