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- SAGE India 2008; US$ 32.95
Through a multi-sited ethnography in an online-offline community, Parmesh Shahani. examines how Internet technologies, the media industry, audiences and broader. socio-historical contexts shape gay identity in contemporary urban India. He realizes. that the identity of a gay man in the community is negotiated on the stability. of the idea of Indianness.... more...
- Spinifex Press 1997; US$ 16.95
There are (at least) two competing views on prostitution: Prostitution as a legitimate and acceptable form of employment, freely chosen by women and Men?s use of prostitution as a form of degrading the women and causing grave psychological damage. In The Idea of Prostitution Sheila Jeffreys explores these sharply contrasting views. She examines... more...
- Spinifex Press 2007; US$ 16.95
Backing up theory and critical literature with hard evidence, this book refutes the idea that legalization of prostitution can be anything but a harmful contributor to the commodification of women. It explores the fallacy of the "cottage industry," the role of financial institutions in supporting prostitution, the myth of exit programs, the conflation... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
?Riveting?.Powerful?as much about desire and what?s normal as it is an exploration of why we are the way we are, whether we like it or not.? ? New York Times Book Review Subtitled ? Four Journeys into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing,? Daniel Bergner?s The Other Side of Desire is a literary exploration of science and sex... more...
- University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 19.50
This book spans a generation of gay life, from the early activist origins of Mardi Gras to the confident, perhaps even tired, gay Sydney of today. Charting the life stories of ten very different gay men, Robert Reynolds asks whether gay life has contemporary relevance, or if being gay has lost its air of transgression and simply become another lifestyle... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00
Over time, male homosexuality and effeminacy have become indelibly associated, sometimes even synonymous. In Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen , Peter Hennen contends that this stigma of effeminacy exerts a powerful influence on gay subcultures. Through a comparative ethnographic analysis of three communities, Hennen explores the surprising ways that... more...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 32.95
In this book gays and lesbian from the Deep South to East Texas and Appalachia speak from vivid personal experience and turn an analytical eye on the South and its culture. Some contributors examine the power of traditional Southern attitudes toward race and religion, and consider the "don't ask, don't tell" attitude about homosexuality in some... more...