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Public sex/gay space

Author: William L Leap
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
Series: Between men--between women.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Twelve essays provide a nuanced portrait of why public sexual activity is such an integral part of gay culture. Contributors explore issues such as visibility and secrecy, as well as economic status  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William L Leap
ISBN: 0231106904 9780231106900 0231106912 9780231106917
OCLC Number: 1014220818
Description: x, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction, by William L. Leap 1. Reclaiming the Importance of Laud Humphreys's "Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places", by Peter M. Nardi 2. Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places, by Laud Humphreys 3. A Highway Rest Area as a Socially Reproducible Site, by John Hollister 4. Speaking to the Gay Bathhouse: Communicating in Sexually Charged Spaces, by Ira Tattelman 5. Beauty and the Beach: Representing Fire Island, by David Bergman 6. Sex in "Private" Places: Gender Erotics, and Detachment in Two Urban Locales, by William L. Leap 7. Ethnographic Observations of Men Who Have Sex with Men in Public, by Michael C. Clatts 8. Self Size and Observable Sex, by Stephen O. Murray 9. Baths, Bushes, and Belonging: Public Sex and Gay Community in Pre-Stonewall Montreal, by Ross Higgins 10. Homo Sex in Hanoi? Sex the Public Sphere, and Public Sex, by Jacob Aronson 11. Private Acts Public Space: Defining the Boundaries in Nineteenth-Century Holland, by Theo van der Meer 12. "Living Well Is the Best Revenge": Outing Privacy, and Psychoanalysis, by Christopher Lane
Series Title: Between men--between women.
Responsibility: edited by William L. Leap.


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