Indecent Acts in a Public Place

Sports, Insolence and Sedition (20th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Rod Dubey

Publisher: Charivari Press

ISBN: 1895166004

Category: Sports

Page: 78

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In four striking essays, Dubey challenges the idea that sport indoctrinates men into being good corporate citizens. Sports teams are seen as a form of men's society that excludes and subjugates women while challenging day-to-day morality. Like the gang, teams defend a territory and resist corporate control with their own nebulous power structure.
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Beautiful in My Worn Clothes...

The Transgressions of Love

Author: Rod Dubey

Publisher: Charivari Press

ISBN: 9781895166101

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 89

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…beautiful in my worn clothes…The Transgressions of Love is an essay on the transgressive nature of love. Love is described as a river that freely flows without regard to prohibitions based on race, gender, class or religion. It transgresses the boundaries set by church, state and family which seek to control it and is thus, inherently subversive. From the moment we begin to love those outside of our family we are on a path which undermines its power over our lives. Periods marked by the insistence on love have had a profound effect in shaping our world. Enhancing and respecting the loving relations between members of a community is at the heart of significant and radical views of how to remake society from voices as diverse as Shelley, Ghandi, the Surrealists, Ivan Illitch and Raoul Vaneigem. Increasingly in our daily lives we have come to define freedom as our ability to pursue the love that we autonomously feel. We see this in the struggles for gay rights, gender equality, peace, and civil rights. Love is put forth as the basis of ethics, refuting the monopoly of religions to define moral behaviour. Love also transgresses the apartheid of intellectual constructs where the recommended ideals are to live a rational, objective, healthy, measured existence. Love encompasses the subconscious, madness, the imagination and the sickness of love. It is a creative act of the whole person and the reason many of us exist at all. Love has become our central aesthetic preoccupation and the basis of free self-expression as we struggle against the idealism that censors and restricts cultural production on behalf of authority and its ideological goals. …beautiful in my worn clothes…The Transgressions of Love is a timely book, written in a period of war and increasing simulation. It draws its examples from current events and popular culture, history, art, poetry, philosophy, fiction, music, and film.
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The Freedmen's Book

Author: Lydia Maria Francis Child

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Lectures on the Relation Between Law and Public Opinion in England During the Nineteenth Century

Author: Albert Venn Dicey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351509195

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The famed 1914 edition of this classic is one of the small handful of works that deserve to be read by Americans to understand the 1980s. Indeed, the final three chapters, describing the decline of will and consensus in late Victorian England, stand as a stark, unmistakable reminder that such national decline can happen again. Dicey was the most influential constitutional authority in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Modern politicians have often invoked the phrase "rule of law." So commonplace has it become that few recognize its source in the work of Dicey. Law and Public Opinion in England is written with simplicity, wit and a sense of purpose that marks it as a book apart. It did much more than fortell the decline of empire, it developed the forms in which such decline comes about. In many ways this book represents a pioneering statement on the libertarian tradition as a consequence of rather than rebellion against the legal norms of an advanced civilization. This is a central book for students of society and politics alike.
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The Florentine Histories

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Florence (Italy)

Page: N.A

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Travels in the North of Germany

Describing the Present State of the Social and Political Institutions, the Agriculture, Manufactures, Commerce, Education, Arts and Manners in that Country Particularly in the Kingdom of Hannover : in Two Volumes

Author: Thomas Hodgskin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 518

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A Passage to India

Author: Edward Morgan Forster

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 295

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Volney's Ruins

Or, Meditiations on the Revolutions of Empires

Author: Constantin-François Volney,comte Pierre-Antoine-Noël-Bruno Daru

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethics

Page: 220

View: 977

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Mirrors

Stories of Almost Everyone

Author: Eduardo Galeano

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 0786744707

Category: History

Page: 400

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Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the reader’s mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.” Mirrors, Galeano’s most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history’s unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: “Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??” Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men’s fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.
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Mighty Lewd Books

The Development of Pornography in Eighteenth-Century England

Author: J. Peakman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230512577

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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Mighty Lewd Books describes the emergence of a new home-grown English pornography. Through the examination of over 500 pieces of British erotica, this book looks at sex as seen in erotic culture, religion and medicine throughout the long eighteenth-century, and provides a radical new approach to the study of sexuality.
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Drink

A Cultural History of Alcohol

Author: Iain Gately

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631269

Category: Cooking

Page: 560

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A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.
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Limits and Renewals

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 075511728X

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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Limits and Renewals, Kipling's last collection of short stories, was written shortly after the death of his only son. Dark and penetrating in tone, these are brilliant portraits of a soul in torment with some welcome relief coming in the tales of 'Aunt Ellen' and 'The Miracle of Saint Jubanus'.
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Author: Alonzo Trevier 1850-1923 Jones

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371241742

Category: History

Page: 1040

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Life Letters and Epicurean Philosophy of Ninon de L'Enclos

The Celebrated Beauty of the Seventeenth Century

Author: Ninon De Lenclos

Publisher: Pinnacle Press

ISBN: 9781374893528

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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