The Bear Book: Readings in the History and Evolution of a by John Dececco Phd

By John Dececco Phd

The endure booklet brings jointly a magnificent variety of bear--usually enormous, bushy males who prefer full-face beards and like to put on denims and flannel shirts--viewpoints to discover this exact social and cultural phenomenon that stretches from the USA to western Europe to Australia! at the own point, you examine what beardom potential to diversified humans of their day-by-day lives, and on a broader point, its cultural implications for not just the homosexual group, but in addition society as a complete. As this publication strikes around the broad spectrum of undergo identities, you find out about the defining forces of id, the importance of modifications between masculinities, and the shapings of the endure stream from assorted viewpoints.

The endure e-book is the 1st compilation of sociological and cultural analytical investigations of the modern homosexual endure phenomenon. To this finish, Editor Les Wright brings jointly either goal and subjective viewpoints to create a discussion board the place bears can communicate for themselves. via their voices, you’ll study about:

  • bears and sexual identity
  • gay male iconography
  • socializing at the Internet
  • sexual politics (gender, category, “looks-ism,” and physique image)
  • gay mass media, the one strongest strength within the present development of ”bears”
  • bears, energy, and glamor
  • bear-as-image vs. bear-as-attitude

    Gays, lesbians, lesbigay students, bears, and social scientists are guaranteed to locate The undergo publication thought-provoking and insightful because it broaches questions resembling: Are bears stuck up in a utopian-romantic impulse to reinvent themselves? What used to be radical lesbianism’s impression at the undergo stream? To what quantity are bears purely one other crew of exploited shoppers in a fragmented marketplace procedure? And, is it attainable to set up social liberation via enslavement for your sexual passions? For either your excitement and your schooling, The endure booklet examines approximately each nook of beardom, together with undergo heritage, id, social areas, iconography, and its constituency abroad.

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