Body to Job
Paperback ISBN: 1945572701
Former porn star, Christopher Zeischegg (aka Danny Wylde), gathers six years of writing into one definitive collection. A memoir of an adult film career from beginning to end and a life lived after, marked by post-porn dysphoria. Interspersed with select fiction, Zeischegg writes about youthful naivete, sex worker love, pro-porn activism, disenchantment, and violence. Body to Job is the ex-porn star's third book, and his most comprehensive to date—an explicit work of vulnerability, longing, terror, and life.
Bound and Gagged
Pornography and the Politics of Fantasy in America
Paperback ISBN: 0822323435
An examination of how sexual fantasy and pornography are policed in contemporary American culture.
Paperback ISBN: 0060736054
An engrossing and revealing look at the world's oldest profession describes how the author, left destitute and unable to pay the rent after a breakup with a long-term boyfriend, took at job with an escort service, embarking on a three-year stint in the heart of Boston's prostitution subculture. Reprint.35,000 first printing.
Law and Policy
Hardcover ISBN: 0415499879
Child Pornography: Law and Policy draws on interdisciplinary work in order to critically address the law relating to child pornography. Child pornography is recognized as a specific form of child abuse and there are now many national, and international, efforts to tackle it. Yet despite these efforts, the volume of child pornography, particularly on the internet, is increasing. The law has reacted to this situation by adapting its definitions, increasing sentences and providing new powers to law enforcement. It is, however, unclear how far the law should extend. What should the relationship be between criminalization and free-speech? Is there a link between the "use" of child pornography and contact offending? The issue of child pornography has been the subject of considerable literature in the areas of psychology, sociology and psychiatry. These studies provide the basis for a greater understanding of the nature of child pornography, as well as the profiles and behaviour of those who access or produce such material. Child Pornography: Law and Policy brings this wider literature to bear on the legal and policy frameworks relating to child pornography, questioning both the appropriateness and the effectiveness of the law in this context.
City of Eros
New York City, Prostitution, And the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920
Hardcover ISBN: 0393028003
From the early years of the nineteenth century on, New York saw the development of a new commercialized sexuality, at the center of a world of entertainment, consumer goods, newspapers, and advertising. Deftly blending the experiences of real New Yorkers with pathbreaking demographic research, this illuminating book opens a window into the dark heart of urban American life, showing: How the sex industry grew in step with the city itself. New York never had a red-light district; instead, prostitution spread through all its neighborhoods, rich and poor, from the Bowery to Harlem, and prostitution made itself equally at home in the street and the brothel, the tenement flat and the hotel, the music hall and the saloon. The cultural stereotypes of prostitution. What New Yorkers - purity reformers, journalists, popular novelists, artists, and ordinary citizens of all kinds - thought of the prostitutes and customers in their midst and their perceptions of "fallen woman," "white slave," and "sporting man" reveal shifting American attitudes toward men's and women's roles, from colonial days to the Roaring Twenties. The economic structure of prostitution. Landowners, including members of such prominent families as the Livingstons and the Lorillards, realized enormous profits from renting housing to prostitutes at inflated rates, and corrupt politicians and police made the payoff a fact of life for prostitutes. For women, prostitution could be a temporary resort in times of economic hardship, an avenue to financial independence when "women's work" in factories, shops, and domestic service was desperately low paid, and even, for some ambitious, entrepreneurial madams, a way of achieving substantial wealth. The futility of efforts to stamp out commercial sex. Throughout New York's history, resigned municipal toleration of prostitution alternated with frantic efforts to suppress or control it. The role of race, class, and successive waves of immigration. More than any other urban activity, prostitution brought New Yorkers from different worlds together. And as newcomers reached the city, they moved into the sex industry as both workers and customers. The rise of the pimp. A decisive shift in the control of prostitution, from women themselves to men, occurred at mid-century. Violence against prostitutes increased dramatically, cresting in a wave of brothel riots, in which out-of-work immigrant and working-class men rampaged through houses of prostitution. In self-defense women turned more and more to pimps, who soon effected a transition from being bodyguards and brothel attendants to managing and controlling organized prostitution. Above all this book profiles a gallery of New Yorkers whose lives were entwined with prostitution, from the famed preacher William Berrian, who proudly told his elite congregation that he had "not been in a house of ill-fame more than ten times," to the anti-vice reformer Anthony Comstock, and the beautiful prostitute Helen Gad, whose notorious murder by a young man of good family became a paradigmatic case of American attitudes to prostitution. The result is vivid social history that combines a flair for narrative with deep insight into the formation of modern urban life.
Coming Out Like a Porn Star
Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy
Paperback ISBN: 0990557162
This one-of-a-kind book shares intimate personal stories of porn performers "coming out" to family, friends, partners, lovers, and community. The contributors represent a wide range of races, ethnicities, and genders. They include Joanna Angel, Annie Sprinkle, Betty Blac, Nina Hartley, Candida Royalle, Conner Habib, Dale Cooper, Christopher Zeischegg, Cindy Gallop, Drew DeVeaux, Erika Lust, Gala Vanting, Casey Calvert, Lorelei Lee, Stoya, Ignacio Rivera AKA Papí Coxxx, and many others. Jiz Lee is a genderqueer performer who, fascinated by the radical potential of sex, love, and art, has worked in over two hundred projects within indie, queer, and mainstream adult genres, written on gender and porn inThe Feminist Porn Book, and taught queer sex workshops.
Money, Sex, and Fame in the Nineteenth Century
Hardcover ISBN: 0066209552
An examination of the lives of nineteenth-century Britian's demimonde offers insight into the hierarchies, etiquette, and protocols of the period's courtesans, focusing on five women of particular influence as well as the factors that contributed to their social successes and decline. 20,000 first printing.
Death and Sensuality
Paperback ISBN: 0872861902
Taboo and sacrifice, transgression and language, death and sensuality—Georges Bataille pursues these themes with an original, often startling perspective. He challenges any single discourse on the erotic. The scope of his inquiry ranges from Emily Bronte to Sade, from St. Therese to Claude Levi-Strauss and Dr. Kinsey; and the subjects he covers include prostitution, mythical ecstasy, cruelty, and organized war. Investigating desire prior to and extending beyond the realm of sexuality, he argues that eroticism is "a psychological quest not alien to death.