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Strange Antics: A History of Seduction by Clement Knox




When is seduction about more than just sex? In this brilliantly original history Clement Knox explores these questions as well as the philosophy legality politics art and literature of a force that underwrites our world. In the first history of its kind Clement Knox reassesses our idea of seduction in a narrative that moves from Casanova’s pursuit of pleasure to America’s racialised seduction laws to the Nazi propaganda designed to stoke sexual panic and up to #MeToo. Modern big-thinking and enormously entertaining Knox offers an extraordinary range of stories to chart the many guises of seduction showing that our ideas about desire courtship and power have always developed in step with a changing world.

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Weight 790 g
Dimensions 240 × 159 × 46 mm


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