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The Resource The fantasy factory : an insider's view of the phone sex industry, Amy Flowers

The fantasy factory : an insider's view of the phone sex industry, Amy Flowers

Label
The fantasy factory : an insider's view of the phone sex industry
Title
The fantasy factory
Title remainder
an insider's view of the phone sex industry
Statement of responsibility
Amy Flowers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Fantasy Factory explores the world of women on the other end of the phone sex lines advertised in magazines like Playboy and Hustler. The author's interviews with these women, as well as her own first-hand experiences as an operator, reveal the complex ways operators and callers negotiate the shifting borders between desire and disgust, fantasy and reality, deception and belief." "Flowers discovers that operators - who assume names like Tiffany and Corvette - create a virtual reality in which callers can act out fantasies that operators may find boring, disgusting, or even frightening. She also discovers that even those women who are skilled at keeping their "true self" and their phone sex persona separate find that they have to struggle to protect that self and to maintain the ability to experience real intimacy." "The Fantasy Factory raises provocative questions about the manufacture of artificial intimacy and the technological mediation of intimacy, as well as about the social construction of sexuality and gender."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Flowers, Amy
Dewey number
306.77
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ23
LC item number
.F66 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Feminist cultural studies, the media, and political culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Telephone sex
  • Intimacy (Psychology)
  • Feminist theory
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technology and civilization
Label
The fantasy factory : an insider's view of the phone sex industry, Amy Flowers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [125]-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38258267
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780812234336
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98010099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The fantasy factory : an insider's view of the phone sex industry, Amy Flowers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [125]-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
38258267
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780812234336
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98010099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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