The Voyeur's Motel

The Voyeur's Motel

Author: Gay Talese

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802189738

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The controversial chronicle of a motel owner who secretly studied the sex lives of his guests by the renowned journalist and author of Thy Neighbor’s Wife. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long-awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,” the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.” The man—Gerald Foos—hen divulged an astonishing secret: he had bought a motel outside Denver for the express purpose of satisfying his voyeuristic desires. Underneath its peaked roof, he had built an “observation platform” through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests. Over the years, Foos sent Talese hundreds of pages of notes on his guests, work that Foos believed made him a pioneering researcher into American society and sexuality. Through his Voyeur’s motel, he witnessed and recorded the harsh effects of the war in Vietnam, the upheaval in gender roles, the decline of segregation, and much more. In The Voyeur’s Motel. “the reader observes Talese observing Foos observing his guests.” An extraordinary work of narrative journalism, it is at once an examination of one unsettling man and a portrait of the secret life of the American heartland over the latter half of the twentieth century (Daily Mail, UK). “This is a weird book about weird people doing weird things, and I wouldn’t have put it down if the house were on fire.” —John Greenya, Washington Times

The Voyeur

The Voyeur

Author: Michael Moriarty

Publisher:

ISBN: 0684804255

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

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Ronald Manes, a wealthy basketball player, becomes the patient of psychiatrist J. C. Kaminer, but when Ronald's wife is stabbed to death and suspicion falls on him, Kaminer must find the real killer. A first novel. 15,000 first printing.

The Cinematic Society

The Cinematic Society

Author: Norman K Denzin

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 0803986572

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Ranging over a rich variety of material from film and film literature, and encompassing a critical interrogation of traditional realist ethnographic and cinematic texts, this book highlights the extent to which the cinema has contributed to the rise of voyeurism throughout society. The cinema not only turns its audience into voyeurs, eagerly following the lives of its screen characters, but casts its key players as onlookers, spying on other's lives. The nature of the cinematic voyeur is examined in depth, as are its implications for contemporary society. Norman K Denzin analyzes Hollywood's manipulations of gender, race and class, and, drawing on the work of Foucault, argues that the cinematic gaze must be understood as pa

Current Perspectives in Social Theory

Current Perspectives in Social Theory

Author: Ben Agger

Publisher: Jai Press

ISBN: 1559388765

Category:

Page: 275

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Current Perspectives in Social Theory presents essays on the major issues in contemporary theoretical work in sociology, providing both a critical overview of the development of major debates and original formulations by specialists working in various fields. Emphasis is put upon the presentation of new developments in special areas. Intended to cover the discipline as a whole, Current Perspectives in Social Theory seeks to maintain a balance between the general and the particular by dividing each volume into two parts, the first consisting of field statements by recognized academics in major areas of sociology, the second consisting of pieces focused on more detailed theoretical issues.

Java & Databases

Java & Databases

Author: Akmal B. Chaudhri

Publisher: Kogan Page Science

ISBN: UOM:39015051562141

Category: Computers

Page: 128

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Twenty-two academics and practitioners contributed to this presentation of the use of Java in persistent storage managers and other applications.