Bareback Porn, Porous Masculinities, Queer Futures: The Ethics of Becoming-Pig, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Bareback Porn, Porous Masculinities, Queer Futures

The Ethics of Becoming-Pig, 1st Edition

By João Florêncio

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216 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book analyses contemporary gay "pig" masculinities, which have emerged alongside antiretroviral therapies, online porn, and new sexualised patterns of recreational drug use, examining how they trouble modern European understandings of the male body, their ethics, and their political underpinnings.

This is the first book to reflect on an increasingly visible new form of sexualised gay masculinity, and the first monograph to move debates on condomless sex amongst gay men beyond discourses of HIV and/or AIDS. It contributes to existing critical histories of sexuality, pornography and other sex media at a crucial juncture in the history of gay male sex cultures and the HIV epidemic. The book draws from fieldwork, interviews, archival research, visual analysis, philosophy, queer theory, and cultural studies, using empirical, critical, and speculative methodologies to better think gay "pig" masculinities across their material, affective, ethical and political dimensions, in a future-oriented, politically-inflected, reflection on what queer bodies may become.

Spanning historical context to empirical and theoretical study, Bareback Porn, Porous Masculinities, Queer Futures will be of key interest to academics and students in sexuality studies, film, media, visual culture, cultural studies, and porn studies concerned with masculinities, sex and sexualities and their circulation across an array of media.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Pig Masculinities

Chapter One: A Pig is What a Pig Does

Chapter Two: Porous Man W/holes

Chapter Three: Self-Augmenting Toxicities

Chapter Four: The Cummunion of Strangers

Chapter Five: Pig Ethics, Queer Futures

About the Author

João Florêncio is a Senior Lecturer in History of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter. His interdisciplinary research navigates the intersections of visual culture with queer theory, performance studies, and the medical and post-humanities in order to think the production and visual mediations of modern and contemporary bodies, subjectivities and sex cultures.

About the Series

Masculinity, Sex and Popular Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies