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Male Sex Work: A Business Doing Pleasure [Paperback]

Todd G. Morrison , Bruce W. Whitehead
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October 30, 2007 1560237279 978-1560237273 0
An interdisciplinary study of the male sex industry

The male sex industry receives far less attention from social scientists than its female counterpart. Male Sex Work: A Business Doing Pleasure fills this gap in the literature, providing a multifaceted and nonjudgmental examination of the entire male sex industry. Expanding beyond the single category of street-based prostitute, the book encompasses other areas, such as stripping, performing in pornography, and escorting for an agency or on the Internet. Leading experts in wide-ranging disciplines employ methodological tools such as naturalistic observation, surveys, and personal interviews to provide an important interdisciplinary exploration of the topic.

Rather than concentrate specifically on psychological profiles of sex workers, Male Sex Work: A Business Doing Pleasure focuses on the less studied aspects of the industry, such as the relational dynamics of street prostitutes, the personal experiences of racism in a gay strip club, and others. Employing researchers from disciplines such as anthropology, English, psychology, and sociology, this unique resource provides a revealing look at what really goes on in the clubs, on the streets, on the Internet, and behind the scenes of the gay porn industry. The book includes extensive references.

Areas studied in Male Sex Work: A Business Doing Pleasure include:
  • interpersonal relationships among male street prostitutes
  • gay sex tourism
  • strippers and the performance of sexuality
  • the environmental context of male street prostitution
  • racism and the male sex industry
  • escorts and professional self-identity
  • performers in pornography and the retrogressive dynamic
  • the personal and community needs of Internet escorts
  • the fluidity of power dynamics between stripper and customer

Male Sex Work: A Business Doing Pleasure is an insightful resource valuable for educators and students in psychology, sociology, social work, men’s studies, sexology, anthropology, and gay and lesbian studies.

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"I Highly Recommend this Book .... Should be Considered by Anyone Working with this Diverse Population."

Product Details

  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (October 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560237279
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560237273
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.4 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,058,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Andrew R. Gottlieb, PhD (Reviewer of this book) December 9, 2007
Todd Morrison and Bruce Whitehead have, like all good sex workers, 'given us our money's worth.' From informal interviews to more formal ethnographic studies, they and their worthy contributors have all widened our perceptions of male sex work and the issues that shape it in articles that are well-written, scholarly yet accessible. Beginning with a look at those paradigms that have guided the research heretofore, they then move into addressing issues of power and control--worker to worker and worker to client--the construction of sexuality, stigma and its effects, racial politics, and the question of authenticity. Of special interest is Jeffrey Escoffier's essay on career trajectories, highlighting some of the porn 'stars' of yesteryear many of us 'knew' and 'loved.' For those researchers brave enough to excavate this terrain, THIS BOOK IS INDISPENSABLE."
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