One Handed Histories by John DeCecco
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One Handed Histories
By John DeCecco

One Handed Histories

The Eroto-Politics of Gay Male Video Pornography

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One Handed Histories by John DeCecco

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Explore the titillating world of gay male video pornography in One-Handed Histories: The Eroto-Politics of Gay Male Video Pornography. Author John Burger has compiled years of research on gay male films and videos and covers such interesting topics as: * gay male porn history and theory * pre-AIDS and post-AIDS awareness * the portrayal of safe sex in videos * popular memory * gay history * porn video production Burger contends that gay male video pornography (GMVP) is "a warehouse of our cultural heritage and memory, as well as an important site for the production and modification of this heritage and memory." He looks at gay porn from social and historical perspectives, using popular memory as the starting point. As a form of popular memory, gay porn allows for numerous revisions and re-writings of American history, which has somewhat excluded gay men. One-Handed Histories assists the reader in placing GMVP in its correct social and historical setting and thus removes much of its stigma as obscene or useless. Gay scholars and even gay porn consumers will enjoy the alternative readings of these films; readings which might instill an interest and pride in gay male history. General gay male readers will discover in One-Handed Histories gay male sexual trends from the late 60s on and how this gay male history is documented by pornography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781560238522
ISBN-10: 1560238526
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 154
Imprint: Harrington Park Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 20-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods by John DeCecco Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods, Hardback (August 2004)

An eye opening look at the traditions of particular religions and their edicts concerning gay sex. Draws a parallel between homosexuality and the idea of religion, suggesting that gay rights can be understood as a freedom of religion issue.

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