The Voyeur s Motel

The Voyeur s Motel

stronger, more powerful to the observing Voyeur's nose only six feet away. Then her restlessness disappeared as she reclined on the bed and began reading a book. Because it had been an incurious and uneventful day in the observation ...

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
Categories: Social Science

Annual directory through press and advertising

Annual directory through press and advertising

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ISBN: UCAL:B5023213

Category: Advertising

Page: 1134

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The Cinematic Society

The Cinematic Society

These earlier works have not sought to anchor the voyeur's presence within an interpretive framework that transcends the particularities of a specific genre , for example the spy , detective , reporter , murderer or sexual pervert film ...

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
Categories: Social Science

University of British Columbia Law Review

University of British Columbia Law Review

65 In ,, 66 behaviour of the voyeur . This shift in the understanding of harm was articulated by the Supreme Court in R. v . Mara and East , a case in which the Court imported the Butler harms - based test to the law of indecency .

Author: University of British Columbia

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437121696385

Category: Law reviews

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Categories: Law reviews

Current Perspectives in Social Theory

Current Perspectives in Social Theory

The voyeur , the key to these texts , challenges the camera's hegemonic control over reality . The voyeur undermines from within cinema's control over reality and what is seen . In his ( or her ) most grotesque forms , this individual ...

Author: Ben Agger

Publisher: Jai Press

ISBN: 1559388765

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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.
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Crime Justice International

Crime   Justice International

United States continued from page 11 those of traditional voyeuristic behaviors ( i.e. , wandering the neighborhood The voyeur will come across two in search of an unsuspecting victim ) . basic types of categories while “ surfing the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078414540

Category: Crime

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Categories: Crime

Java Databases

Java   Databases

Chapter 6 The Voyeur Distributed Online Documentation System Brian Temple , Christian Och , Matthias Hauswirth and Richard Osborne Database Research Laboratory , Department of Computer Science , University of Colorado , USA 1.

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.
Categories: Computers

Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality

Typically , the voyeur becomes sexually aroused by the act of watching but does not seek to have sexual relations with the observed person . While most voyeurs are nonviolent , some do commit violent crimes such as assault and rape ...

Author: Tina S. Miracle

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000053933850

Category: Psychology

Page: 674

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Human Sexuality is an accessible, comprehensive introduction to human sexuality as it relates to basic human needs. Major concepts discussed are neither over simplified, not overly technical. This book discusses all aspects of human sexuality—from sexual anatomy and sexual dysfunction to gender roles and sexual orientation—in terms of five different categories: Physical Needs, Social Needs, Emotional Needs, Spiritual Needs, and Cognitive Needs. For health professionals, sexual health professionals, or anyone interested in a book that emphasizes the totality of human sexuality.
Categories: Psychology

Eros usa

Eros usa

Not allowing the reader to “ see ” the rape also turns him into a voyeur of the first remove . This is important because as readers we become true voyeurs due to the fact that we will never be able to touch the object we are viewing .

Author: Cheryl Alexander Malcolm

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105122294841

Category: American literature

Page: 221

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Categories: American literature

College Research Libraries News

College   Research Libraries News

eur " screen , we made some observations about the search strategies of the public . filtering some searches from Search Voyeur . ( We contacted Magellan and asked for an explanation of these changes . They did not reply to our requests ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111056417

Category: Academic libraries

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