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The fantasy factory : an insider's view of the phone sex industry

Author: Amy Flowers
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1998.
Series: Feminist cultural studies, the media, and political culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Fantasy Factory explores the world of women on the other end of the phone sex lines advertised in magazines like Playboy and Hustler. The author's interviews with these women, as well as her own first-hand experiences as an operator, reveal the complex ways operators and callers negotiate the shifting borders between desire and disgust, fantasy and reality, deception and belief." "Flowers discovers that  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Flowers, Amy.
Fantasy factory.
Philadelphia, PA : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)654702914
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Flowers
ISBN: 0812234332 9780812234336 0812216431 9780812216431
OCLC Number: 38258267
Description: 144 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Researching the Fantasy Factory --
2. Fantasy Girls Are Felt But Never Seen --
3. Phone Sex Consumers: Husbands and Friends? --
4. The Manufacture of Fantasy --
5. The Real Product of Fantasy --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Feminist cultural studies, the media, and political culture.
Responsibility: Amy Flowers.

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The Fantasy Factory reveals the ways phone sex operators and callers negotiate the shifting borders between desire and disgust, fantasy and reality, and deception and belief.  Read more...

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