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Gay pornography : representations of sexuality and masculinity

Author: John Mercer, (Lecturer in film and media studies)
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017.
Series: Library of gender and popular culture, 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gay pornography, online and onscreen, is a controversial and significantly under-researched area of cultural production. The book explores the iconography, themes and ideals that the genre presents. Indeed, John Mercer argues that gay pornography cannot be regarded as one-dimensional, but that it offers its audience a vision of plural masculinities that are more nuanced and ambiguous than they might seem. Mercer  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Mercer, (Lecturer in film and media studies)
ISBN: 1780765177 9781780765174 1780765185 9781780765181
OCLC Number: 978502316
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xiii, 238 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Contexts and frameworks. Saturated masculinity --
History, industry and technological change --
Part 2. Models, patterns and themes. Generation : the boy-next-door, the twink and the daddy --
Straight acting? Heterosexuality, hypermasculinity and the gay outlaw --
A world of men : race, ethnicity and national identity --
The celebrity, the amateur and the self.
Series Title: Library of gender and popular culture, 16.
Responsibility: John Mercer.

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First book exploring how gay culture has influenced how heterosexual males present themselves.  Read more...

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