Intercourse

Author: Andrea Dworkin

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458723771

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Intercourse is a book that moves through the sexed world of dominance and submission. It moves in descending circles, not in a straight line, and as in a vortex each spiral goes down deeper. Its formal model is Dante's Inferno; its lyrical debt is to Rimbaud; the equality it envisions is rooted in the dreams of women, silent generations, pioneer voices, lone rebels, and masses who agitated, demanded, cried out, broke laws, and even begged. The begging was a substitute for retaliatory violence: doing bodily harm back to those who use or injure you. I want women to be done with begging. The public censure of women as if we are rabid because we speak without apology about the world in which we live is a strategy of threat that usually works. Men often react to women's words - speaking and writing - as if they were acts of violence; sometimes men react to women's words with violence. So we lower our voices. Women whisper. Women apologize. Women shut up. Women trivialize what we know. Women shrink. Women pull back. Most women have experienced enough dominance from men - control, violence, insult, contempt - that no threat seems empty. Intercourse does not say, forgive me and love me. It does not say, I forgive you, I love you. For a woman writer to thrive (or, arguably, to survive) in these current hard times, forgiveness and love must be subtext. No. I say no. Intercourse is search and assertion, passion and fury; and its form - no less than its content - deserves critical scrutiny and respect.---- PREFACE
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The Catholic Church on Marital Intercourse

From St. Paul to Pope John Paul II

Author: Robert Obach

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739130896

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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The Catholic Church on Marital Intercourse traces the development of the Church's theology of marital sexuality from New Testament times to the present day. The early ecclesial leaders promoted a theology of sexuality based on Stoicism's biological perception that sexual activity was solely for the purpose of reproduction. Only in the early twentieth century did a few theologians begin to move beyond discussing 'the purposes of marital intercourse' to discussing the meaning that the marital act might have for the spouses themselves. With the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), a new and positive view of marital sexuality emerged recognizing the Pauline view that the couple's marital acts express their love for each other along the lines of Christ's love for his church (Ephesians 5). In sum, The Catholic Church on Marital Intercourse treats the way in which the Catholic Church has moved away from an attitude of conditional acceptance of marital intercourse on the basis of its utility to recognition that the dynamics of sexual union are both good and holy, not only because that is the way children are conceived, but also because the marital act enhances the love of husband and wife for each other.
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Textual Intercourse

Collaboration, Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama

Author: Jeffrey Masten,Masten Jeffrey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521589208

Category: Drama

Page: 223

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Shows how the writing of Renaissance drama was conceptualised in the language of eroticism.
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Hidden Intercourse

Eros and Sexuality in the History of Western Esotericism

Author: Wouter J. Hanegraaff,Jeffrey Kripal

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047443586

Category: Religion

Page: 566

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The history of Western esotericism is rich in references to the domains of eros and sexuality, but this connection has never been explored in detail from a critical scholarly perspective. Bringing together an impressive array of top-level specialists, this volume reveals the outlines of a largely unknown history spanning more than twenty centuries.
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Human Intercourse

Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 431

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"Human Intercourse" by Philip Gilbert Hamerton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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Inventive Intercourse

From Rhetorical Conflict to the Ethical Creation of Novel Truth

Author: Stephen R. Yarbrough

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809327164

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

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Applying interactionist discourse theory to show how we create novel beliefs Inventive Intercourse: From Rhetorical Conflict to the Ethical Creation of Novel Truth offers a theory of discursive interaction, illustrating how we can understand human communication without resorting to the notion of language. Using the perspective of interactionist discourse theory, author Stephen Yarbrough investigates how we create novel beliefs, beliefs we could not have inferred from our established beliefs. The volume considers a central dilemma of post-modern thought: If language is a system of conventions and rules that limit what we can say and think, how can we deliberately produce anything truly novel? While postmodernism concludes that linguistic and conceptual change within our incommensurable worlds is driven by contingency and blind mechanical forces, Yarbrough argues that this view is wrong because the notion that language mediates our perception is wrong. Beginning with philosopher Donald Davidson's assertion that "there is no such thing as language" in the sense of a system of conventions and rules, Yarbrough develops an interactionist theory of discourse and uses it to revise the major elements of Aristotelian rhetoric to explain how we deliberately invent novel concepts that we come to believe. Yarbrough suggests that all conceptual change is initiated by a shift in our ethical apperception of elements of a situation and that an ethical change will have emotional consequences. Changes in our emotional responses to things will change the ways we interact with them, he says, and changes in our interaction with things will create new technical relations which we can communicate to others only by altering our habitual shared way of using signs, metaphors, and other tropes.
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The Intercourse of Knowledge

On Gendering Desire and 'Sexuality' in the Hebrew Bible

Author: Athalya Brenner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004101555

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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This groundbreaking book, which builds on the author's earlier work in "On Gendering Texts," studies how, by what means and to what extent human love, desire and sex, and possibly even 'sexuality', are gendered in the Hebrew Bible. Following a classification and gendering of the linguistic and semantic data, the investigation looks into the construction of male and female bodies in language and ideologies; the praxis and ideology of sex, procreation and contraception; deviation from socio-sexual boundaries (e.g. incest, rape, adultery, homosexuality, prostitution); eroticism and "pornoprophetics." Finally, the work discusses some of the wider sociological and theological implications of the findings.
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Verbal Intercourse

A Darkly Humorous Novel of Interpersonal Couples and Family Communication

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595219462

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Verbal Intercourse is about issues of communication between family members. Laugh darkly when marriage arrives like a tantrum. Humor and suspense are found in a family's verbal intercourse when we look at habits of how we talk and listen. When men and women communicate with each other, it's through ritual. We roll our eyes in contempt, make gestures, use body language to intimidate or make the next person feel important and good. This book is about the convergence of verbal intercourse. It's the way husbands and wives communicate that shortens or lengthens their days of health and joy. Look at the body language. Verbal Intercourse is about the effects one partner has on the significant other through words, looks, and body language. For the wife who says her husband doesn’t listen or doesn’t talk, and for the husband who says his wife talks about the same subjects, for the children who bank their patterns of verbal intercourse to spend on the next generation, it can be expressed as humor. No matter how dark the satire or comedy, verbal intercourse is hillarious, because to take life serious starts by laughing at the patterns in nature that seem to spiral into wedding rings and recurring patterns. This is a tale of interpersonal communication--the way we talk and listen.
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