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

American Voyeur

American Voyeur

Author: Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416594477

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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BENOIT DENIZET-LEWIS, one of the most perceptive and interesting journalists writing today, takes us into some unusual precincts of American society in American Voyeur. Denizet-Lewis made news with his New York Times Magazine cover story "Double Lives on the Down Low," included here, which ignited a firestorm by revealing a subculture of African-American men who have sex with other men but who don’t consider themselves gay. In American Voyeur, he also takes us inside a summer camp for pro-life teenagers, a New Hampshire town where two young brothers committed suicide, a social group for lipstick lesbians, a middle school where a girl secretly lives as a boy, a college where fraternity boys face the daunting prospect of sobriety, a state where legally married young gay men are turning out to be more like their parents than anyone might have suspected, a high school where dating has been replaced by "hooking up," and other intersections of youth culture and sexuality. Peer behind the curtain of modern American life with this remarkable collection.
Categories: Social Science

Voyeur Nation

Voyeur Nation

As the Chicago-based movie critic Roger Ebert writes, “The movies make us into voyeurs. We sit in the dark, watching other people's lives. It is the bargain the cinema strikes with us, although most films are too well-behaved to mention ...

Author: Clay Calvert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786747757

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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From 24-hour-a-day "girl cam" sites on the World Wide Web to trash-talk television shows like "Jerry Springer" and reality television programs like "Cops," we've become a world of voyeurs. We like to watch others as their intimate moments, private facts, secrets, and dirty laundry are revealed. Voyeur Nation traces the evolution and forces driving what the author calls the 'voyeurism value.' Calvert argues that although spectatorship and sensationalism are far from new phenomena, today a confluence of factors-legal, social, political, and technological-pushes voyeurism to the forefront of our image-based world. The First Amendment increasingly is called on to safeguard our right, via new technologies and recording devices, to peer into the innermost details of others' lives without fear of legal repercussion. But Calvert argues that the voyeurism value contradicts the value of discourse in democracy and First Amendment theory, since voyeurism by its very nature involves merely watching without interacting or participating. It privileges watching and viewing media images over participating and interacting in democracy.
Categories: Political Science

The Ultimate Voyeur

The Ultimate Voyeur

He described the overwhelming popularity of The Ultimate Voyeur, the richness of imagination in the sixty episodes so far, the sudden revelation of a pair of ghostwriters who were managing a famous inn (the model for Belle Haven in the ...

Author: Dennis S. Carroll

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456820329

Category: Fiction

Page: 526

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Is it a case of genius or criminal behavior? Have a brilliant innkeeper and her husband, a retired wildlife photographer, relied on genius or hidden cameras to reveal the love lives of their guests? These questions stir the controversy at the center of The Ultimate Voyeur. The owners of a Southern inn renowned for hospitality, Catherine Morgan and her husband are uncanny in their way of breaching barriers that people hide behind. Each chapter of The Ultimate Voyeur explores the innkeepers personal story and includes an episode involving guests. One guest, a talented scriptwriter, learns about the several hundred files compiled by Catherine and turns them with the innkeepers help into a massively popular TV program airing once a week. The episodes unfold the hidden love lives of the guests, extending from ingenious bedroom farce (The Jinx in High Jinks) to passionate romance (The Ten-Million-Dollar Wedding Ring) to something sinister (Whodunit to the Famous Mystery Writer?). The portrayal of the mystery writer strikes too close to home. Infuriated at his loss of privacy and sure that hidden cameras are to blame, he finds ambiguous evidence at the inn and plots his vengeance. In his wild retaliation that transcends his cardboard characters, the separate realms of life and art explode on contact to reveal the innkeepers inmost secrets. At the climax, one is led to fundamental insights into secrets at the heart of everybody and the chaos or compassion that results from their disclosure.
Categories: Fiction

The Voyeur

The Voyeur

“Voyeurs aren't known to attack the targets of their obsession, Sarge...I'm not sure how this is more important than a murder.” Albie pushed his creased reddened face within inches of hers. He lowered his voice to a precise whisper.

Author: Kimberley Shead

Publisher: KJShead

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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One traumatised child. One brutal attack. Plus a growing number of murders. What do they all have in common? For DS Albie Edwards, the threads from each investigation lead back to Josie Jefferies. Josie is a young single mother from a local estate. As the killings escalate, Josie becomes a person of interest to the police and the only link between all of the victims. With each death, Josie begins to question her building feelings of paranoia, while others question her innocence. While the killer avoids detection, Albie’s team focus on assembling the puzzle of Josie’s past in an attempt to crack the case. In the meantime, Albie’s investigations bring him face to face with his own past demons and his lingering guilt.
Categories: Fiction

Alien Voyeur

Alien Voyeur

I've spent the majority of the last four hundred years in a hibernation tube, and voyeurs have traditionally been kept in the dark concerning ship operations because in the early days, some were sent out as punishment for crimes.

Author: Lulu Wells

Publisher: Linda White

ISBN: 9781944752453

Category: Fiction

Page: 67

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A Sci-Fi Alien Romance, lesbian erotica, adults only. Karess is a professional Voyeur in the service of an android Governor, happy to report back on conquerable planets while she transmits alien sex romps for viewers back home. Then she comes to Earth and falls in love with Mindy, becomes a participant instead of a watcher, and refuses to take advice from her digital companion, Viv. Together they find themselves being hunted down by the evil Governor of their home world. Can Mindy and Karess figure out how to save themselves and Viv from total destruction? Sexually explicit lesbian erotica.
Categories: Fiction

Stalker Hacker Voyeur Spy

Stalker  Hacker  Voyeur  Spy

Additionally, I believe, in keeping with Sabbadini's ideas, that, in viewing many of the films I comment on in this book, we are inevitably “voyeurs at the cinema—or, more appropriately, film-lovers” (2000, p. 810).

Author: Helen K. Gediman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429905216

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

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Stalking is a predatory form of terrorizing people. Whether the tormenting erotomanic pursuit by the unrequited lover of his or her prey, or the secretive invasive surveillance in government-backed counterterrorism, stalker and stalkee are "coupled" in today's world of idealized yet dissociated intrapsychic, interpersonal, national and international relations. "Cyberspace," an unprecedented force for good, has become, along with more conventional venues, a fearsomely invasive stalking ground in private and public lives. Film studies and psychoanalysis converge in a close look at voyeurism in stalking and in the acts of filming and film viewing. Gender differences among stalkers round out this picture. Parallel processes in the minds, actions, and lives of stalker and stalkee are inevitable in the blurred boundaries yet ineluctable connection between victim and victimizer, whether due to merger fantasies, projective identifications or a host of other psychological links. This book extends and develops these ideas to similar relations between terrorism from within and terrorism from without in both sexual and surveillance stalking.
Categories: Psychology

The Medieval Poet as Voyeur

The Medieval Poet as Voyeur

In this scene Mark is a concealed voyeur, but so are we, spying on him spying on the lovers; and the fact that the story is about an act of voyeurism surely encourages us to become aware that we too are voyeurs, only more sharp-eyed ...

Author: A. C. Spearing

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521410946

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 321

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In his new book, leading medievalist A. C. Spearing provides the only study of the many scenes of secret watching and listening in medieval love-stories, and of the way that the central importance of these scenes encourages both the poets and their readers to imagine themselves as voyeurs in relation to what they read.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Voyeur

Voyeur

Du gehörst mir.

Author: Simon Beckett

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783644423817

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Du gehörst mir. Für den Londoner Galeristen Donald Ramsey ist Leidenschaft ein Fremdwort. Die Schönheit von Frauen bewundert er nur in Kunstwerken. Sein plötzliches Interesse an Anna, der neuen Assistentin, ist daher ungewohnt für ihn. So ungewohnt, dass Donald jemanden anheuert, um die junge Frau verführen zu lassen: Zeppo ist für diesen Job wie geschaffen – attraktiv, charmant und vollkommen skrupellos. Eine perfekte Intrige nimmt ihren Lauf. Doch Menschen sind keine Gemälde. Und ihr Preis hat nichts mit Geld zu tun ... Wenn Besessenheit zum Mord führt: die Geschichte einer sexuellen Obsession.
Categories: Fiction

Voyeur

Voyeur

Jej misją jest ukazanie ludzkiej natury i różnorodności w historiach pełnych namiętności, intymności, pożądania i miłości. Cecilie Rosdahl to duńska pisarka i artystka.

Author: Cecilie Rosdahl

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 9788726076356

Category: Fiction

Page: 18

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"Ten hotel ma coś specjalnego, czego nie mają wszystkie inne znane mi hotele, i co jest zarezerwowane tylko dla szczególnie majętnych klientów. Nazywa się to PLAYROOMEM. Po zapłaceniu można tu podglądać pary uprawiające seks. Hotelowi goście mogą tu także uprawiać seks ze sobą. Zupełnie wyjątkowe i podniecające jest to, że wszystko obserwuje para oczu przez otwór w ścianie, który zostaje zasłonięty zaraz po zakończeniu aktu." To opowiadanie erotyczne zostało opublikowane we współpracy ze szwedzką producentką filmową Eriką Lust. Jej misją jest ukazanie ludzkiej natury i różnorodności w historiach pełnych namiętności, intymności, pożądania i miłości. Cecilie Rosdahl to duńska pisarka i artystka. Studiowała sztukę w Duńskiej Akademii Sztuki Det Fynske Kunstakademi oraz scenariopisarstwo na University of Southern Denmark. Otrzymała wiele grantów zarówno w ramach pracy artystycznej, jak i jako pisarka.
Categories: Fiction