'The Bear Book' brings together an impressive range of bear - usually big, hairy men who favor full-face beards and prefer to wear jeans and flannel shirts - viewpoints to explore this social and cultural phenomenon that stretches from America to western Europe to Australia! On the personal level, readers learn what beardom means to different people in their daily lives, and on a broader level, its cultural implications for not only the gay community, but also society as a whole. As this book moves across the wide spectrum of bear identities, readers learn about the defining forces of identity, the significance of differences among masculinities, and the shapings of the bear movement from different viewpoints. 'The Bear Book' is a compilation of sociological and cultural analytical investigations of the contemporary gay bear phenomenon.
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Subtítulo: READINGS IN THE HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF A GAY MAL