The Voyeur's Motel

Author: Gay Talese

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802189733

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The controversial chronicle of a motel owner who secretly studied the sex lives of his guests by the renowned journalist and author of Thy Neighbor’s Wife. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long-awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,” the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.” The man—Gerald Foos—hen divulged an astonishing secret: he had bought a motel outside Denver for the express purpose of satisfying his voyeuristic desires. Underneath its peaked roof, he had built an “observation platform” through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests. Over the years, Foos sent Talese hundreds of pages of notes on his guests, work that Foos believed made him a pioneering researcher into American society and sexuality. Through his Voyeur’s motel, he witnessed and recorded the harsh effects of the war in Vietnam, the upheaval in gender roles, the decline of segregation, and much more. In The Voyeur’s Motel. “the reader observes Talese observing Foos observing his guests.” An extraordinary work of narrative journalism, it is at once an examination of one unsettling man and a portrait of the secret life of the American heartland over the latter half of the twentieth century (Daily Mail, UK). “This is a weird book about weird people doing weird things, and I wouldn’t have put it down if the house were on fire.” —John Greenya, Washington Times

Criminalizing Sex

Author: Stuart P. Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197507484

Category: Law

Page: 408

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"Starting in the latter part of the 20th century, the law of sexual offenses, especially in the West, began to reflect a striking divergence. On the one hand, the law became significantly more punitive in its approach to sexual conduct that is nonconsensual or unwanted, as evidenced by a major expansion in the definition of rape and sexual assault, and the creation of new offenses like sex trafficking, child grooming, revenge porn, and female genital mutilation. On the other hand, it became markedly more permissive in how it dealt with conduct that is consensual, a trend that can be seen, for example, in the legalization or decriminalization of sodomy, adultery, and adult pornography. This book explores the conceptual and normative implications of this divergence. In doing so, it assumes that the proper role of the criminal law in a liberal state is to protect individuals in their right not to be subjected to sexual contact against their will, while also safeguarding their right to engage in (private consensual) sexual conduct in which they do wish to participate. Although consistent in the abstract, these dual aims frequently come into conflict in practice. The book develops a framework for harmonization in the context of a wide range of nonconsensual, consensual, and aconsensual sexual offenses (hence, the "unified" nature of the theory) -- including rape-as-unconsented-to-sex, rape-by-deceit, rape-by-coercion, rape of a person who lacks capacity to consent, statutory rape, abuse of position, sexual harassment, voyeurism, indecent exposure, incest, sadomasochistic assault, prostitution, bestiality, and necrophilia"--

Insiders' Guide® to Palm Springs

Author: Ken Van Vechten

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762761571

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 2479


is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to beautiful Palm Springs, California. Written by a true insider, it offers a personal and practical perspective of Palm Springs and its surrounding environs.

The Boys from Binjiwunyawunya: A Les Norton Novel 3

Author: Robert G. Barrett

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1743548982

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5113


NOW AN ABC TELEVISION DRAMA STARRING DAVID WENHAM AND REBEL WILSON There's no two ways about Les Norton-the carrot-topped country boy who works as a bouncer at Sydney's top illegal casino. He's tough and he's mean. He's got a granite jaw , fists like hams, and they say the last time he took a tenner from his wallet Henry Lawson blinked at the light.Lethal but loyal, he's always good for a laugh. In this, the third collection of Les Norton adventures, Les gets his boss off the hook. But not without the help of the boy from Binjiwunyawunya. Les then finds himself in a spot of bother in Long Bay Gaol then in a lot more bother on a St. Kilda tram in Melbourne.

Strange Fascination

Author: David Buckley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448132479

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 7909


The Sunday Times bestseller. David Bowie was arguably the most influential artist of his time, reinventing himself again and again, transforming music, style and art for over five decades. David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling the Bowie enigma, via interviews with many of the singer's closest associates, biography and academic analysis, makes this unrivalled biography a classic for Bowie fans old and new. This revised edition of Strange Fascination captures exclusive details about the tours, the making of the albums, the arguments, the split-ups, the music and, most importantly, the man himself. Also including exclusive photographic material, Strange Fascination is the most complete account of David Bowie and his impact on pop culture ever written.

Homicide

Author: Wayne Petherick,Natasha Petherick

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128125292

Category: Law

Page: 341

View: 490


Homicide examines the incidence and prevalence of homicide in major western nations, covering the biological, psychological and social roots of homicide from genetic and evolutionary perspectives, but also considering emotions and the influence of peers. Different types of homicide are discussed, with final chapters covering tactics for investigation and homicide prevention. Students and instructors in the areas of forensic science, sociology, criminology, psychology, psychiatry, justice and criminal justice at the university level will find this book to be a comprehensive resource, as will those researching homicide and related topics. Provides an up-to-date examination of homicide, including rates, causes and responses to from an international point-of-view Includes multiple homicide types (serial, spree and mass), ideological homicide, and domestic and sexual homicide, amongst others Uses historical and current research and theory on homicide from around the world

Sexual Disorders

Author: C. David Tollison,Henry E. Adams

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 439

View: 9926


This text and reference source introduces students and professionals to an applied approach to the assessment and treatment of sexual deviation and dysfunctions. Included are techniques to assess and treat masochism, rape, paedophilia, incest, mate swapping, necrophilia, nudism, frottage, coprophilia, coprophagia, zoophilia, satyriases, transsexualism, voyeurism, exhibitionism, fetishism, transvestism, sadism, and prostitution.

Pixar with Lacan

Author: Lilian Munk Rösing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628920629

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 9462


The films from Pixar Animation Studios belong to the most popular family films today. From Monsters Inc to Toy Story and Wall-E, the animated characters take on human qualities that demand more than just cultural analysis. What animates the human subject according to Pixar? What are the ideological implications? Pixar with Lacan has the double aim of analyzing the Pixar films and exemplifying important psychoanalytic concepts (the voice, the gaze, partial object, the Other, the object a, the primal father, the name-of-the-father, symbolic castration, the imaginary/ the real/ the symbolic, desire and drive, the four discourses, masculine/feminine), examining the ideological implications of the images of human existence given in the films.

Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture

Author: Emelia Quinn,Benjamin Westwood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331973380X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

View: 8794


This collection explores what the social and philosophical aspects of veganism offer to critical theory. Bringing together leading and emerging scholars working in animal studies and critical animal studies, Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture shows how the experience of being vegan, and the conditions of thought fostered by veganism, pose new questions for work across multiple disciplines. Offering accounts of veganism which move beyond contemporary conceptualizations of it as a faddish dietary preference or set of proscriptions, it explores the messiness and necessary contradictions involved in thinking about or practicing a vegan way of life. By thinking through as well as about veganism, the project establishes the value of a vegan mode of reading, writing, looking, and thinking.