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People's Porn A History of Handmade Pornography in America
ISBN: HB: 9781789142266, Reaktion Books, June 2020
256 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 99 illus., 70 in colour
"The People's Porn" is the first history of American handmade and homemade pornography, which offers the back story to the explosion of amateur pornography on the Internet. In doing so, it is a much-needed counterweight to the ahistorical and ideolog...
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£30,00
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Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9781789142020, Reaktion Books, March 2020
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 69 illus., 65 in colour
Artemisia Gentileschi is by far the most famous woman artist of the pre-modern era. Her art addresses issues that resonate today, such as sexual violence and women's problematic relationship to political power. Her powerful paintings with their vigor...
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£15,95
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Hinterland America's New Landscape of Class and Conflict
ISBN: PB: 9781789142136, ISBN: HB: 9781780239026, Reaktion Books, March 2020
192 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Over the last forty years, the landscape of the United States has been fundamentally transformed. It is partially visible in the ascendance of glittering, coastal hubs for finance, infotech and the so-called "creative class". But this is only the tip...
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£9,99
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Licentious Worlds Sex and Exploitation in Global Empires
ISBN: HB: 9781789141405, Reaktion Books, October 2019
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 120 illus., 60 in colour
"Licentious Worlds" is a history of sexual attitudes and behaviour through five hundred years of empire-building around the world. In a graphic and sometimes unsettling account, Julie Peakman examines colonization and the imperial experience puttting...
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£25,00
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Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain's Secret Gay Language
ISBN: HB: 9781789141320, Reaktion Books, July 2019
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 39 illus.
Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution – or worse – Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expressin...
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£15,99
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Sex in the World of Myth
ISBN: HB: 9781780239774, Reaktion Books, July 2018
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 50 in colour
In "Sex in the World of Myth", David Leeming argues that sex is as important in myths as it is in our lives. Myths are our cultural dreams, and sex is pervasive in all mythologies because it has obsessed and confused us like nothing else – what's mor...
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£15,99
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Lesser Dragons Minority Peoples of China
ISBN: HB: 9781780239118, Reaktion Books, April 2018
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
"Lesser Dragons" is a timely introduction to the fascinating and complex world of China's 'national minorities'. Based on detailed research, including the author's first-hand fieldwork in several minority areas, it introduces the major non-Han people...
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£25,00
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Slums The History of a Global Injustice
ISBN: HB: 9781780238098, Reaktion Books, July 2017
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
More than half of the world now lives in urban areas, but a billion of these people reside in neighbourhoods characterized by entrenched disadvantage. These neighbourhoods, known as "slums", are often seen as a debilitating and even subversive presen...
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£25,00
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Pleasure's All Mine A History of Perverse Sex
ISBN: PB: 9781780236759, Reaktion Books, October 2016
472 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 64 colour illus., 114 black&white illus.
What is perverse sex and what isn't? Now available in paperback, "The Pleasure's All Mine" explores the gamut of sexual activity that has been seen as strange, abnormal or deviant over the last 2,000 years. This first comprehensive history of sexual...
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£18,00
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Eye for an Eye A Global History of Crime and Punishment
ISBN: HB: 9781780233598, Reaktion Books, September 2014
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
Since the dawn of mankind, humans have demonstrated a remarkable capacity for violence, deceit and mayhem. With the advent of civilization and the creation of laws to uphold our sense of security and retribution, the notions of crime and punishment h...
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£25,00
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