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Gay Pornography - Representations of Sexuality and Masculinity

Gay Pornography - Representations of Sexuality and Masculinity

Author: John Mercer
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Gay pornography, online and onscreen, is a controversial and significantly under-researched area of cultural production. In the first book of its kind, Gay Pornography: Representations of Sexuality and Masculinity explores the iconography, themes and ideals that the genre presents. Indeed, John Mercer argues that gay pornography cannot be regarded as one-dimensional, but that it offers its audience a vision of plural masculinities that are more nuanced and ambiguous than they might seem. Mercer examines how the internet has generated an exponential growth in the sheer volume and variety of this material, and facilitated far greater access to it. He uses both professional and amateur examples to explore how gay pornography has become part of a wider cultural context in which modern masculinities have become 'saturated' by their constantly evolving status and function in popular culture.

Reviews
'Hugely impressive, the most interesting thing I've read on these areas for years and it will be enormously helpful for scholars of pornography and a real gift to students'. - Feona Attwood, Professor of Cultural Studies, Communication and Media Middlesex University
Author description

John Mercer is a Reader in Gender and Sexuality and Programme Leader in Media and Cultural Research Degrees at the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781780765181
  • : I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
  • : I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
  • : September 2015
  • : 22.20 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm X 2.50 cmmm
  • : February 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : John Mercer
  • : 10 bw integrated
  • : 240
  • : 363.47086642
  • : en