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The Resource Unlimited intimacy : reflections on the subculture of barebacking, Tim Dean, (electronic resource)

Unlimited intimacy : reflections on the subculture of barebacking, Tim Dean, (electronic resource)

Label
Unlimited intimacy : reflections on the subculture of barebacking
Title
Unlimited intimacy
Title remainder
reflections on the subculture of barebacking
Statement of responsibility
Tim Dean
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Barebacking--when gay men deliberately abandon condoms and embrace unprotected sex-has incited a great deal of shock, outrage, anger, and even disgust, but very little contemplation. Purposely flying in the face of decades of safe-sex campaigning and HIV/AIDS awareness initiatives, barebacking is unquestionably radical behavior, behavior that most people would rather condemn than understand. Thus the time is ripe for Unlimited Intimacy, Tim Dean's riveting investigation into barebacking and the distinctive subculture that has grown around it. Audacious and undeniably provocative, Dean's profoundly reflective account is neither a manifesto nor an apology; instead, it is a searching analysis that tests the very limits of the study of sex in the twenty-first century. Dean's extensive research into the subculture provides a tour of the scene's bars, sex clubs, and Web sites; offers an explicit but sophisticated analysis of its pornography; and documents his own personal experiences in the culture. But ultimately, it is HIV that animates the controversy around barebacking, and Unlimited Intimacy explores how barebackers think about transmitting the virus--especially the idea that deliberately sharing it establishes a new network of kinship among the infected. According to Dean, intimacy makes us vulnerable, exposes us to emotional risk, and forces us to drop our psychological barriers. As a committed experiment in intimacy without limits--one that makes those metaphors of intimacy quite literal--barebacking thus says a great deal about how intimacy works. Written with a fierce intelligence and uncompromising nerve, Unlimited Intimacy will prove to be a milestone in our understanding of sexual behavior"--Provided by publisher
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dean, Tim
Dewey number
306.77
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unsafe sex
  • Gay men
  • Risk-taking (Psychology)
  • Male homosexuality
Label
Unlimited intimacy : reflections on the subculture of barebacking, Tim Dean, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-229) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: confessions of a barebacker -- Breeding culture -- Representing raw sex -- Viral fetishism, visual fetishism -- Cruising as a way of life
Control code
ocn434595776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226139401
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434595776
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Unlimited intimacy : reflections on the subculture of barebacking, Tim Dean, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-229) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: confessions of a barebacker -- Breeding culture -- Representing raw sex -- Viral fetishism, visual fetishism -- Cruising as a way of life
Control code
ocn434595776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 237 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226139401
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434595776
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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