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THINKING ALLOWED
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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
12 September 2007
repeat 16 September
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ON BRICK LANE
Brick Lane street in East London has historically been a unique world of cultural diversity and a gateway to waves of immigration from as far back as the Huguenots.  Rachel Lichtenstein is the author of a new book entitled On Brick Lane, in which she traces the history of the street and argues that although often branded as emblematic of multi-cultural London, it has become Britain’s most mythologized and misunderstood street.

SEX AND THE WHIP
What role has flagellation played in the history of sexuality and what is its place in contemporary culture? How does the whip link medieval religious devotion with modern pornographic imagery?

Laurie Taylor discusses the place of the whip in the history of arousal with Niklaus Largier, author of In Praise of the Whip; A Cultural History of Arousal and with Kate Copstick, contributing editor of the Erotic Review.
This week’s guests:

Rachel Lichtenstein, artist, archivist and writer

On Brick Lane
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
ISBN-10: 0241142865
ISBN-13: 978-0241142868

Brick Lane Curry Festival 2007
Date/s 09/09/2007 - 23/09/2007
Venue/s Brick Lane, Whitechapel
Tel: 020 7366 4868

“The Brick Lane Curry Festival is one of the greatest annual events of London, taking place down the famous streets of Brick Lane. The prominent 'Bangla Town Curry Festival' has become one of the most loved and enjoyed events by people all over the UK as the streets are filled with curry stalls, competitions and the exotic aroma of true Bangladeshi Cuisine.”

Niklaus Largier, Professor of German Literature and former director of the religious studies programme at the University of California, Berkeley

In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN-10: 189095165X
ISBN-13: 978-1890951658

Kate Copstick, Contributing Editor of the Erotic Review
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