Bears on Bears: Interviews and Discussions

Bears on Bears Interviews and Discussions Bears for the uninitiated are gay men who defiantly challenge society s ideal of physical appearance who celebrate the fact that they are often large hairy and don t give a hoot about what fashio

  • Title: Bears on Bears: Interviews and Discussions
  • Author: Ron Jackson Suresha
  • ISBN: 9781555835781
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bears, for the uninitiated, are gay men who defiantly challenge society s ideal of physical appearance, who celebrate the fact that they are often large, hairy, and don t give a hoot about what fashions are parading down the runway Ron Suresha s thought provoking, humorous long form interviews with men, including editor David Bergman, cartoonist Tim Barela, and comedian aBears, for the uninitiated, are gay men who defiantly challenge society s ideal of physical appearance, who celebrate the fact that they are often large, hairy, and don t give a hoot about what fashions are parading down the runway Ron Suresha s thought provoking, humorous long form interviews with men, including editor David Bergman, cartoonist Tim Barela, and comedian and writer Bruce Vilanch examine questions of gay male stereotyping, commodification of the human body, the oppressiveness of the physical ideal, and how body image affects personal growth.Ron Suresha s work has appeared in American Bear, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, In Newsweekly, Gay Community News, White Crane Journal, Art Understanding, The Bear Book, and The Bear Book II He lives in Boston.

    One thought on “Bears on Bears: Interviews and Discussions”

    1. Well, I didn't expect to get as sucked into this as I did- what happened was, I oragnized most of my books that were put out by small publishers BY publisher, instead of subject or whatever, and I realized that Alyson basically only publishes awesome books mostly. (Nine has already made this point.) So I picked it up like, hey, bears! A demographic I know about theoretically but not so much in experience. And I got sucked in! I sat in the back yard throwing the thing for the dog and reading for [...]

    2. I've only read the intro and the first interview (so far) but I'm loving this book already. I've decided Bears are to gay bois what Femmes are to gay grrls. Now I'm confused, am I femmey tomboy or a bear cub?

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