A unique, multifaceted look at the meaning (and the specifics) of gay male pornography Open any “gay lifestyle” magazine (even the serious ones) or go to any gay bar, and you’re likely to encounter something related to pornography, be it an image of a porn “superstar” or advertisements for pornographic magazines, DVDs, calendars, etc. Eclectic Views on Gay Male Pornography Pornucopia examines this phenomenon with a series of provocative essays, in which experts in history, law, media studies, and psychology, as well as laypeople and gay porn insiders explore the complex world of male pornography and the various ways in which it has permeated gay culture—from the 1970s until today. This first-of-its-kind book examines the phenomenon of self-writing and performance for gay men in the last century, specifically looking at the lives of modern-day performance artist Tim Miller, who has received national recognition for his one-man shows portraying his struggles as a gay man; Wakefield Poole (born 1936), the first producer of gay pornography (Bijou, Boys in the Sand) in the era accompanying the emergence of the gay rights movement; gay adult film icon Scott “Spunk” O’Hara (born 1961); and Aaron Lawrence (born 1971), who worked as a gay escort, actor, and producer/director of his own sexually explicit “amateur” videos. In this groundbreaking analysis of gay men’s relationship with pornography, you’ll also learn about: gay pornography and the messages it carries about intimacy, body image, and hegemonic masculinity representations of ethnicity in gay pornography gay pornography and safer sex gay pornography and censorship viewers’ perceptions of gay pornography gay pornography and internalized homophobia, misogyny, and body fascism changes in the way gay pornography is produced and performed—from the 1970s through the 1990s the meaning of the recurring settings in American gay pornographic videos: prison, the military, and other all-male environments; and recurring themes: leather, S/M, dissatisfaction with heterosexual life, initiation into gay life, etc. In addition, Eclectic Views on Gay Male Pornography presents two fascinating chapters about the case of Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium in Vancouver. In this landmark case, the Canadian Supreme Court was asked to determine whether gay male pornography violated the sex equality protections guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The court also examined the way that Canada Customs treats international shipments to gay and lesbian bookstores. In addition, the book provides a revealing insider’s perspective on the gay adult video industry that contrasts the workaday reality of making porn with the glamorous mythology of the skin trade.
Author: Todd G. Morrison
Release Date: 2008-04-03
Genre: Family & Relationships
An interdisciplinary study of the male sex industry The male sex industry receives far less attention from social scientists than its female counterpart. Male Sex Work: A Business Doing Pleasure fills this gap in the literature, providing a multifaceted and nonjudgmental examination of the entire male sex industry. Expanding beyond the single category of street-based prostitute, the book encompasses other areas, such as stripping, performing in pornography, and escorting for an agency or on the Internet. Leading experts in wide-ranging disciplines employ methodological tools such as naturalistic observation, surveys, and personal interviews to provide an important interdisciplinary exploration of the topic. Rather than concentrate specifically on psychological profiles of sex workers, Male Sex Work: A Business Doing Pleasure focuses on the less studied aspects of the industry, such as the relational dynamics of street prostitutes, the personal experiences of racism in a gay strip club, and others. Employing researchers from disciplines such as anthropology, English, psychology, and sociology, this unique resource provides a revealing look at what really goes on in the clubs, on the streets, on the Internet, and behind the scenes of the gay porn industry. The book includes extensive references. Areas studied in Male Sex Work: A Business Doing Pleasure include: interpersonal relationships among male street prostitutes gay sex tourism strippers and the performance of sexuality the environmental context of male street prostitution racism and the male sex industry escorts and professional self-identity performers in pornography and the retrogressive dynamic the personal and community needs of Internet escorts the fluidity of power dynamics between stripper and customer Male Sex Work: A Business Doing Pleasure is an insightful resource valuable for educators and students in psychology, sociology, social work, men's studies, sexology, anthropology, and gay and lesbian studies.
Author: Michael Rivers
Publisher: Harrington Park Press
Release Date: 2004
This book breaks down the stereotypes associated with seventeen different professions ranging from plastic surgeon to porn star and exposes the secrets and insecurities of the men who work in them. Body consciousness is not just for women anymore -- meet the men who create and sell the male images plastered across billboards, magazines, and your television screen. The men in this revealing book include adult film star Tad Austin; adult film director Jerry Douglas; plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Gervais; female impersonator Cee Cee Russell; photographer Vince Barone; and artist J. Alan Owens as well as men whose professions include personal fitness trainer, body builder, talent scout, model, dancer, erotic masseuse, and professional escort.
Author: Anthony J. Nocella
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
Release Date: 2010
After 9/11, the Bush administration pressured universities to hand over faculty, staff and student work to be flagged for potential threats. This edited anthology brings together hard-hitting essays from prominent academics to address the pressing issue of whether academic freedom still exists in the American university system. As such, it addresses not only overt attacks on critical thinking, but also - following trends unfolding for decades - engages the broad socio-economic determinants of academic culture.
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Race/Gender/Media contains 43 readings that help readers to think critically about issues of race and gender in the media. The readings address a multitude of topics in three major sections–Production, Content, and Audience–and approach the matter of race and gender in the media from rhetorical, social scientific, and critical/cultural perspectives. The author places a strong emphasis on introducing the material in the book and orienting the reader to the content through overviews, context-specific introductions, and descriptions of each reading.
Author: Melanie A. Morrison
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Release Date: 2008
Modern prejudice refers to the subtle negative attitudes that are directed toward stigmatised groups such as African-Americans and gay men and lesbian women. Individuals categorised as high in modern prejudice deny the existence of discrimination against stigmatised groups; believe that demands made by these groups are unfair; assert that social institutions accord disproportionate attention to such groups; and reject their efforts to change the status quo. Stated simply, the ethos of an individual high in modern prejudice is: ""Discrimination is a thing of the past because groups now have all the rights they need."" social scientists have devoted considerable attention to studying modern prejudice; however, no book has provided comprehensive coverage of this topic-until now. It also offers students and academics, as well as the interested layperson, a thorough review of modern prejudice; a construct that is at the centre of some of the most innovative studies currently conducted by psychologists.
Author: Todd G. Morrison
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Genre: Social Science
This new book presents current research focusing on sexual minorities. Topics discussed include gay and lesbian parenthood; asexuality; media representations of marginalized minorities; the effect of image contact on heterosexual women's attitudes toward lesbian women; the high-school experiences of sexual and gender minority youth and best practices in the development of interventions designed to attenuate homonegativity. The final entry is a "virtual discussion" in which contributors responded to a set of questions that focused on key issues in the field of sexual minority studies.
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2015-08-14
Guy de Maupassant: Bel-Ami. Roman Erstdruck 1885. Hier in der Übersetzung von Georg von Ompteda. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: »Guy« von Tim Tempelhofer, 2015. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.
Al Simmons kehrt aus der Hölle als Spawn-Krieger auf die Erde zurück und beschützt fortan die Obdachlosen New Yorks. Allmählich lernt er, die Kräfte zu bändigen, über die er nun verfügt, und gleichzeitig beginnt er zu begreifen, auf was er sich eingelassen hat - und was er dafür aufgeben muss.
"Yoga pur" vereint das weibliche Schönheitsideal mit der Philosophie des Yoga. Die anerkannte Yoga-Expertin Inge Schöps ordnet die 58 Yoga-Posen siebzehn Sinnthemen zu: z. B. frei sein, stabile Mitte spüren, sinnvoll und sinnlich sein, lieben und mitfühlen oder achtsam im Hier und Jetzt. Anspruchsvolle und hochwertige Yoga-Art-Fotografien vom Starfotografen Petter Hegre illustrieren auf einmalige Art und Weise die Reinheit des Yoga. Jedes Kapitel bietet eine tiefer gehende Erläuterung der yogischen Philosophie und ist samt Sinnsprüchen aus Yoga-Klassikern eine Inspiration für westliche Menschen zum bewussteren und glücklicheren Leben.