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Author Denizet-Lewis, Benoit.

Title American voyeur : dispatches from the far reaches of modern life / Benoit Denizet-Lewis.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.7 D416a 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
Description xxii, 295 p. ; 22 cm.
Note "Focusing on youth culture, sex, and sexual identity (often gay and lesbian), the thirtysomething reporter demonstrates a flair for what he calls 'immersion journalism' or 'wait(ing) around for people to be themselves.' In practice, this means patiently establishing an emotional rapport with people as disparate as homeless gay teens in San Francisco's Castro District and prepubescent extreme-sport athletes who are fielding more commercial endorsements than they can count. The resulting reports are insightful, entertaining, and often thought provoking, especially those that most nearly approach sociology, e.g., the author's investigation of the 'Down Low' subculture (African American men living as heterosexuals while secretly having sex with other men), the lives of young gay married couples in Massachusetts, and contemporary teen dating habits and sexual practices."--Michael Cart .
Contents About a boy who isn't -- God is rad -- Whatever happened to teen romance? -- Brother's keeper -- Kids Inc -- Camp life -- Trouble in paradise -- The war on frat culture -- Boy crazy -- Cosmetically correct -- Abercrombie nation -- What's in a street name? -- Double lives on the down low -- Get out of my closet! -- The newlywed gays! -- Regular guys.
Subject Interpersonal relations -- United States -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971- -- Anecdotes.
United States -- Civilization.
ISBN 9781416539155
9781416594475 (ebook)
1416594477 (ebook)
Standard No. CDX 7947114
AU@ 000044169372

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