New York Hustlers: Masculinity and Sex in Modern America Barry Reay

ISBN: 9780719080074

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208 pages


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New York Hustlers: Masculinity and Sex in Modern America  by  Barry Reay

New York Hustlers: Masculinity and Sex in Modern America by Barry Reay
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This important new book, which focuses on the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, but which looks back to the earlier decades of the century and has a conclusion dealing with the 1970s to 1990s, maps the world of those known as trade -- ostensibly straight menMoreThis important new book, which focuses on the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, but which looks back to the earlier decades of the century and has a conclusion dealing with the 1970s to 1990s, maps the world of those known as trade -- ostensibly straight men who would engage in homosexual sex -- and hustlers -- those who were paid for it.

It was a milieu that was central to the sexual histories of several generations of twentieth-century American men and also influenced American literary and visual culture- the trade aesthetic informed the work of a variety of artists, filmmakers, and writers. This sexual culture, though compelling in itself, also allows us to explore some key aspects of modern sexual history.This pioneering work, which draws on a wide range of visual and literary sources, including previously unpublished material from the Kinsey archives, will appeal to a wide range of readers, especially those interested in the histories of sex, the city, masculinity, and American culture.



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