Getting It on Online: Cyberspace, Gay Male Sexuality, and Embodied Identity

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $53.20
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 61%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $53.20   
  • New (2) from $114.76   
  • Used (1) from $53.20   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$114.76
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23298)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$117.59
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10055)

Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Learn how gay men use Internet technologies to connect with others sharing their erotic desires and to forge affirming communities online!

Getting It On Online: Cyberspace, Gay Male Sexuality, and Embodied Identity examines the online embodied experiences of gay men. At once scholarly and sensual, this unique book is the result of a three-year ethnographic study chronicling the activities on three distinct social scenes in the world of Internet Relay Chat (IRC)—virtual spaces constructed by gay men for the erotic exploration of the male body. Examining the vital role the body plays in defining these online spaces offers insight into how gay men negotiate their identities through emerging communication technologies. The author combines a critical look at the role of the body in cyberspace with candid accounts of his own online experiences to challenge conventional views on sex, sexuality, and embodied identity.

Getting It On Online provides an inside look at three specific online communities—gaychub (a community celebrating male obesity), gaymuscle (a community formulated around images of the muscular male body), and gaymusclebears (a space representing the erotic convergence of the obese and muscular male bodies emerging out of the gay male “bear” subculture)—in an effort to unsettle those models of beauty and the erotic depicted in more mainstream media. The book demonstrates how the social position of these men in the physical world in regards to age, race, gender, class, and physical beauty influences their online experiences. Far from a realm of bodiless exultation, Getting It On Online illustrates how the flesh remains very much present in cyberspace.

Getting It On Online examines topics such as:

  • why people chat online
  • the history of IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
  • how people construct their identities in cyberspace
  • how some online spaces function like virtual gay bars
  • the concept of online disembodiment
  • the role the body plays in online social relations
  • the future of online communication
  • ethnographic research in cyberspace
  • mediated images of the male body and the gay male beauty myth
  • and much more!
Getting It On Online: Cyberspace, Gay Male Sexuality, and Embodied Identity is an essential resource for anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists; academics working in gender studies, queer theory, cultural studies, and cyber-culture studies; and anyone interested in gay and lesbian issues and/or cyberspace.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560234319
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Bodiless Exultation?
  • Bodies in Cyberspace . . .
  • Interrogating the Online Disembodiment Thesis
  • Why Gay Men?
  • Coming Attractions
  • Chapter 2. Getting Online
  • Of Virtual Tents on Cyberbeaches . . .
  • A Brief History of IRC
  • Negotiating the Insider/Outsider Duality in Cyberspace
  • Conducting Fieldwork Through the Ether
  • Virtual Ethnography, Real Subjects
  • Chapter 3. Virtual Gay Bars
  • Entering the Virtual Gay Bar
  • General Profile of the Channels
  • Walk Like a Man, Chat Like a Man . . .
  • Who Else Would Go to a Gay Bar?
  • Virtual Queer Havens: Anonymity, Safety, and Erotic Exploration Online
  • Chatting in Private
  • Virtual Havens As Real Communities
  • Chapter 4. Singing the Body Cybernetic
  • Semiotics of the (Cyber)Body
  • To See Someone Online, Just Ask for His “Stats”
  • Online Types: Bodybuilders, Musclebears, and Chubs in Cyberspace
  • Erotic Bodies, Erotic Practices
  • Cyborgs, Freaks, and Online Embodiment
  • Chapter 5. Guts and Muscles and Bears, Oh My!
  • The Gay Male Beauty Myth
  • They Never Show: Reactions to Media Representations of the Male Body
  • Subverting/Reconstructing Beauty Hierarchies in Cyberspace
  • Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful . . .
  • Chapter 6. Getting Off Online
  • Who’s Native to Cyberspace Anyway?
  • Emancipation from the Body?
  • Sanctum Sanctorum in Cyberspace
  • Appendix. IRC Interviewee Profile
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)