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Author Mowlabocus, Sharif.

Title Gaydar culture : gay men, technology and embodiment in the Digital Age / by Sharif Mowlabocus
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010


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 MELB  302.23108664 Mow/Gcg  AVAILABLE
Description x, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introductions-the personal, the political and the perverse -- Contexts and frameworks : British gay male subculture-1984 and beyond -- Cybercarnality: identifying a critical pathway through gay men's digital culture -- "From the web comes a man" : profiles, identity and embodiment in gay dating/sex websites -- Cruising the cybercottage -- Bareback sex online : knowledge, desire and the gay male body -- Conclusion: some final thoughts on gay men's digital culture
Summary "Popular culture has recognised urban gay men's use of the Web over the last ten years, with gay Internet dating and Net-cruising featuring as narrative devices in hit television shows. Yet to date, the relationship between urban gay culture and digital media technologies has received only limited attention. "Gaydar Culture" explores the integration of specific techno-cultural practices within contemporary gay male sub-culture. Taking British gay culture as its primary interest, the book locates its critical discussion within the wider global context of a proliferating model of Western 'metropolitan' gay male culture. Focusing primarily on web-based forms and practices in order to address the key issues of sexual and gender identity, with a secondary emphasis on the attending themes of sexual practice and sexual risk, its principal concern is the impact that increasing levels of digital 'immersion' or 'integration' is having on these aspects of 'mainstream' gay male culture. Making use of a series of case studies in the development of a theoretical framework through which past, present and future practices of digital immersion can be understood and critiqued, this book constitutes a timely intervention into the fields of digital media studies, cultural studies and the study of gender and sexuality." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Computer networks -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Gay culture -- Great Britain.
Digital media -- Great Britain.
Gay men -- Great Britain.
Internet -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
LC no. 2010016291
ISBN 9780754675358 (alk. paper)