Titel: The Bear Book II: Further Readings in the History and Evolution of a Gay Male Subculture
Autor/en: Les Wright
Januar 2001 - kartoniert - 462 Seiten
Take another fascinating journey into the Bear's den with the latest offering from Les Wright, author of The Bear Book (1997). The Bear Book II shows the contrast between the media image of the fun-loving, carefree Bear man and the health, image, psychological, technological, and sexual concerns of Bears living in the real world. This study of typically big, hairy, and bearded gay men explores Bears on a societal and personal level, giving a wide voice to Bears of all ages, nationalities, and cultures.Topics discussed in The Bear Book II include health concerns, body image, self-esteem, social and sexual institutions in the Bear community, the role of the Internet in creating a global Bear subculture, and physical and psychological Bear attributes in print media versus actual individual accounts. The Bear Book II will help readers understand the life of a Bear. This unique book, the only serious exploration of this topic, offers documentation of a subculture in the making!
Contents About the Editor Contributors Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction PART I: Bear Bodies Chapter 1: Bears and Health Sleep Apnea Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) Arteriosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease Arthritis Cancers Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis Diabetes mellitus Duodenal Ulcer Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Heart Attack Hiatal Hernia Hyperlipidemia Hypertension Pediculosis (Body Lice) Pilonidal Sinus and Cyst Sexually Transmitted Diseases Two Postscripts Chapter 2: Fat Is a Bearish Issue Journey into the Psyche of a Chubby-Chaser Bearstory/Chubstory Fat Theory Icons and Images of Fat-Desire Gripes About Beardom Chapter 3: Bear Youth: An Interview with Brian Kearns, Bear Youth Webmaster Chapter 4: By Any Otter Name: The Negative Space of the Bear Bears in Space Neighborhood Clans The Otter Questionnaire Responses Inconclusions Chapter 5: The Beard of Joseph Brown PART II: Bear Testimonies Chapter 6: A Bear Admirer's (Subjective, Fluffy, and Totally Honest) Point of View Chapter 7: A Puerto Rican Bear in the USA Family Background Breaking Out of Captivity Chapter 8: One Black Bear Speaks Chapter 9: An Asian Bear in Minnesota Chapter 10: The Ephebe is Dead--Long Live the Bear Chapter 11: Parlaying Sex into Friendships PART III: More Bear Spaces Chapter 12: Theorizing Bearspace Bear Bodies in Space Bearspace and Theory Bearspace Exposed Skepsis/Bears and Globalization Bearspaces of Subjectivity and Fantasy Chapter 13: Paws Between Two Worlds: Bears and the Leather Community Chapter 14: Gen-X Bears International Chapter 15: The Bear-A-Tones: An Interview with David Salinas Chapter 16: East Coast Bear Hugz Chapter 17: The Bears Mailing List, Part 2: Interview with Henry Mensch PART IV: Bear Club Scene Chapter 18: A Bear's Autobiography Chapter 19: Bear Contests Chapter 20: A Short History of the Bear Clubs in Iowa: The Bear Paws of Iowa and the Ursine Group First Meeting Issues and Feedback Raised in Articles in the The Bear Facts The Creation of The Ursine Group Chapter 21: Houston Area Bears Chapter 22: The Bears come to Rochester Chapter 23: A Short History of the Brisbears PART V: More Bears Abroad Chapter 24: A Bear Voice from Turkey Chapter 25: Falstaff's Legacy: The Bears of Albion Chapter 26: The Rise of the Australian Bear Community Since 1995 June 1995: The Death of Ozbears August 1995: The Birth of Harbour City Bears April 1996: The Birth of Vic Bears (Originally Melbourne Ozbears) February 1997: Bear Essentials '97 and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras May 1997: The Melbourne Bear and Cub Competition Mid-1997: Brisbears Voted Best Male Club in Brisbane Late 1997: New Bear Club in Canberra January 1998: The Second Bear Club in Sydney February 1998: Bear Essentials '98 and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Become the Biggest Bear Festival in Australia at the Time June 1998: Southern Hibernation '98 and the Mr. Australian Bear and Cub Competition Become the Second Flagship Event for the Australian Bear Community Late 1998: Cougar Leather Club Caters to Bears in Southern Australia BearsPerth (Formerly WOMBATS) and Ozbears South Australia 1999: Further Developments The Future of Bears in Australia Acknowledgments PART VI: Bears in Media Chapter 27: You Can Lead a Bear to Culture, but... or Bears in Literature and Culture: A Discussion with David Bergman and Michael Bronski Chapter 28: Laid Bear: Masculinity with All the Trappings Methodology Bear Erotica Mainstream Gay Erotica Leather/SM Erotica Discussion