Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth and Politics of the Body

Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth and Politics of the Body

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Follows the course of sexual relations from prehistory through the present, deflating sexual myths and misconceptions and projecting a future in which men and women thrive together in harmony and equality. By the author of The Chalice and the Blade. $75,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
Eisler's absorbing epic exposes the truths about sex that have been swept under the rug of religious dogma and scientific jargon. Showing what has gone wrong between the sexes, it reveals a whole new history of intimate relations - and how these affect and are in turn affected by all our relations, whether in the public or private sphere. It charts our course from prehistory, when sex was a celebrated mystery linked to all that is sacred, through the invasion of Europe by nomadic warriors, when sex became a means of domination, to the earliest Western civilizations, the reign of the church, and into our time of "culture wars" - when women and men all over the world are searching for new ways of living and loving. Along the way, it looks at the economics and politics of sexual and other intimate relations, the modern revolution in consciousness, the epidemic of AIDS, the failure of traditional morality, and the emerging new ethics for sex and spirituality.

Baker
& Taylor

Follows the course of sexual relations from prehistory through the present, deflating sexual myths and projecting a future in which men and women thrive together in harmony and equality

Publisher: HarperCollins, 1995
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 9780062502933
006250293X
Characteristics: 495 p ; cm

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