The Pursuit Of Pleasure

The Pursuit of Pleasure
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Category History
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781400832606
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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From ancient times to the present day, Iranian social, political, and economic life has been dramatically influenced by psychoactive agents. This book looks at the stimulants that, as put by a longtime resident of seventeenth-century Iran, Raphaël du Mans, provided Iranians with damagh, gave them a "kick," got them into a good mood. By tracing their historical trajectory and the role they played in early modern Iranian society (1500-1900), Rudi Matthee takes a major step in extending contemporary debates on the role of drugs and stimulants in shaping the modern West. At once panoramic and richly detailed, The Pursuit of Pleasure examines both the intoxicants known since ancient times--wine and opiates--and the stimulants introduced later--tobacco, coffee, and tea--from multiple angles. It brings together production, commerce, and consumption to reveal the forces behind the spread and popularity of these consumables, showing how Iranians adapted them to their own needs and tastes and integrated them into their everyday lives. Matthee further employs psychoactive substances as a portal for a set of broader issues in Iranian history--most notably, the tension between religious and secular leadership. Faced with reality, Iran's Shi`i ulama turned a blind eye to drug use as long as it stayed indoors and did not threaten the social order. Much of this flexibility remains visible underneath the uncompromising exterior of the current Islamic Republic.

The Pursuit of Pleasure
  • Author : Rudi Matthee
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11

From ancient times to the present day, Iranian social, political, and economic life has been dramatically influenced by psychoactive agents. This book looks at the stimulants that, as put by a longtime resident of seventeenth-century Iran, Raphaël du Mans, provided Iranians with damagh, gave them a "kick," got them

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The Pursuit of Pleasure
  • Author : Lionel Tiger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12

Pleasure is biologically desirable and good for physical and mental health. In The Pursuit of Pleasure, Lionel Tiger explores this aspect of human nature by focusing on the origins and forms of pleasure. Medical science has perfected a host of often astonishingly impressive methods for preventing, alleviating, or recovering from

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Pursuit of Pleasure
  • Author : Jane Rendell
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2010-07-15

The Pursuit of Pleasure presents the figures of the rambler and the cyprian, the Eighteenth Century precursors to the Parisian flGneur and prostitute. The urban spaces traced by these figures were the clubs, sporting venues, operas, assembly rooms, streets and arcades of central London.Drawing on critical theory, geography and

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The Pursuit of Pleasure
  • Author : Arsen Dallan,Karlen Dallakyan
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15

This important book unveils how the pleasure principle has taken humanity hostage to the powers of branding and consumerism, steering our most basic desires. Radically re-evaluating the notion of pleasure and arguing for a deep societal change, it shows the way to a new humanist culture.

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Shopping Around
  • Author : Hilary Radner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12

Shopping Around investigates the issues of contemporary popular narrative, feminine pleasure, and consumer culture, viewing the permutations of the feminine subject as a textual construction evolved through everyday life. A wide spectrum of texts are examined, exposing the fact that women "read" within a complex and conflicted cultural arena characterized

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The Pursuit of Pleasure
  • Author : Keith Middlemas
  • Publisher : London ; New York : Gordon & Cremonesi
  • Release Date : 1977

This book offers a comparison between the ideal of a true gentleman and its practice, between public duty and private pleasures, as they were enjoyed by gentlemen in Edwardian England.

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The Pursuit of Pleasure
  • Author : Carol Duncan
  • Publisher : New York : Garland Pub.
  • Release Date : 1976

Read online The Pursuit of Pleasure written by Carol Duncan, published by New York : Garland Pub. which was released on 1976. Download full The Pursuit of Pleasure Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Author : Daniel Garrison Brinton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1893

Read online The Pursuit of Happiness written by Daniel Garrison Brinton, published by which was released on 1893. Download full The Pursuit of Happiness Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Pursuit of Pleasure in the Pleasure of Another
  • Author : F. Darby Livingston
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01

A JOYFUL, HOPE-FILLED MARRIAGE! "Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love" (Proverbs 5:18-19). Is your marriage blessed, joyful, delightful, intoxicating? That's how

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The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Author : Louis Narens,Brian Skyrms
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-08

Utilitarianism began as a movement for social reform that changed the world, based on the ideal of maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain. There is a tendency to enter into debates for and against the ethical doctrine of Utilitarianism without a clear understanding of its basic concepts. The Pursuit of Happiness

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The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Author : Douglas Kennedy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-06-15

Manhattan, Thanksgiving eve, 1945. The war is over, and Eric Smythe’s party was in full swing. All his clever Greenwich Village friends were there. So too was his sister Sara, an independent, outspoken young woman, starting to make her way in the big city. And then in walked Jack Malone,

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The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Author : Bianca C. Williams
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-08

In The Pursuit of Happiness Bianca C. Williams traces the experiences of African American women as they travel to Jamaica, where they address the perils and disappointments of American racism by looking for intimacy, happiness, and a connection to their racial identities. Through their encounters with Jamaican online communities and

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Life  Liberty  and the Pursuit of Happiness
  • Author : Charles R. Kesler,John B. Kienker, Managing Editor of the Claremont Review of Books
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-03-08

Over the past 10 years, the Claremont Review of Books has become one of the preeminent conservative magazines in the United States, offering bold arguments for a reinvigorated conservatism that draws upon the timeless principles of the American Founding and applies them to the moral and political problems we face today.

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Sin City
  • Author : Giles Emerson
  • Publisher : Andre Deutsch Limited
  • Release Date : 2002

A fascinating and eye-opening trip through the ages, from Roman orgies to bestiality, from drugs to all-night Victorian raves, Sin City uncovers some very deviant behaviour in London through the ages. Spanning a 1900-year period, from the Roman occupation to the end of the Victorian era, it is a fascinating

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The H Spot
  • Author : Jill Filipovic
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02

What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it. For women, though, pursuing happiness is a complicated endeavor, and if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done,

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