Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

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.

Buy One Handed Histories book by John DeCecco from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

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

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about One Handed Histories book by John DeCecco and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author John DeCecco

Behind the Mask of the Mattachine by John DeCecco

Behind the Mask of the Mattachine

Hardback, November 2006
$95.40
Mucho Macho by John DeCecco

Mucho Macho

Hardback, October 2004
$190.80
Pederasts and Others by John DeCecco

Pederasts and Others

Hardback, August 2004
$190.80
Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods by John DeCecco

Men, Homosexuality, and the Gods

Hardback, August 2004
$190.80