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The Autonomy of Pleasure"Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"$
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James A. Steintrager

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231151580

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.001.0001

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Color and Caprice

Color and Caprice

The Politics and Aesthetics of Interracial Relations

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(p.230) Chapter Six Color and Caprice
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The Autonomy of Pleasure
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James A. Steintrager

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.003.0006

Considers how radical libertines took up notions from aesthetics such as the beauties of contrast and variety and applied them to racial difference; shows that the libertine interest in race and particularly interracial sexual encounters had more to do with upholding the autonomy of pleasure than with an enlightened political stance.

Keywords:   race, aesthetics, beauty, interracial relations, blackness, diversity

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