Queerer Than You Think: Post-Millennial Bodies, Sex, & Porn

Queerer Than You Think: Post-Millennial Bodies, Sex, & Porn

by Alexander Renault
     
 

Contemporary Sex and Sexual Mores through the Lens of Gender Theory. Who do you love? What do you do in bed? And what else would you like to do in bed? <I>Queerer Than You Think: Post-Millennial Bodies, Sex, & Porn</I> takes a candid, refreshing look at the these questions in a series of essays exploring the sexual realm and the politics of sexual… See more details below

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Contemporary Sex and Sexual Mores through the Lens of Gender Theory. Who do you love? What do you do in bed? And what else would you like to do in bed? <I>Queerer Than You Think: Post-Millennial Bodies, Sex, & Porn</I> takes a candid, refreshing look at the these questions in a series of essays exploring the sexual realm and the politics of sexual representation. Sexual words and pictures can be used to titillate and educate, and also serve as a record of the social and political climates of a given point in history. Debates revolving around pornography often hinge on the importance of freedom of speech. This witty, readable collection covers a variety of controversial subjects including feminism, homosexuality, pornography, prostitution, current sex laws, definitions of "erotica" versus "pornography," censorship, and sexual humor as political commentary. The author, a gay male anthologist, who works in the mental health and substance abuse fields, covers such enthralling topics as "Sweet Potato Pie: Women, Pornography, and Catching the Third Wave of Feminism," which looks at the debate between the pro-censorship feminist movement, backed by the religious right and other conservative organizations, and "third wave" feminists, who celebrate female sexuality in all its forms; "Erotica vs. Pornography: A Delicious Debate," which shows how what are called "society's definitions of the obscenity" conflict with those of authors of erotica and the reading public; "Pornographic Propaganda," a compendium of ways sexual materials can be manipulated for political gain; "Pandora's Hive Takes Flight: The Buzz on Prostitution," a peek at the ideological war storming around world'soldest profession since "sex workers" began to unionized and demand an end to antiprostitution laws; and other essays like, "Dancing Cheek to Cheek: Gay Men and Pornography Obsession," "Bone Tickling: The Politics of Sexual Humor," "Take Me At Midnight: Vampire Sexuality," "Busted: Sex and the Law," and more. Queerer Than You Think will turn readers' traditional notions of sex upside down and inside-out, while pointing toward the next set of questions we face as we move on into this new millennium. Cover: Elspeth Fahey.

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ISBN-13:
2940000076859
Publisher:
Renaissance E Books
Publication date:
06/06/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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