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Strapped for Cash: A History of American Hustler Culture

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An inside view of American hustler culture from the 1600s to today. Male and transgendered hustlers have been a mostly -invisible part of American life for more than 400 years. Their invisibility leaves these men unprotected, victimized and at risk for sexually transmitted diseases, assault and murder. Strapped for Cash is a critical examination of sex work that serves as both a cultural analysis and a guide for those who conduct HIV/AIDS and other interventions among male and transgendered sex workers. Mack Friedman brings to this work an unusual perspective informed by both his former life as a hustler and his current work as a case manager targeting prostituted youth. Drawn from many sources, including 50 oral histories from current and former male and transgendered sex workers, details of the work of anti-vice committees, academic research and uncovered materials from archives around the country, Strapped for Cash presents the first complete picture of the evolution of hustler culture. Friedman reaches back to European hustler history to find the influences that informed male-male sex trade in the New World and carries this research forward to examine media representations, the development of male pornography and the larger social implications of male sex work. Frank and unapologetic, Strapped for Cash is a powerfully provocative study of this marginalized world.

Features more than 70 black-and-white photographs.

Mack Friedman is an HIV testing and prevention supervisor for the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force. Formerly a youth advocate for Women Hurt in Systems of Prostitution -Engaged in Revolt (WHISPER), and the former vice president of Youth Services of Pittsburgh, he currently serves on the boards of both the Southwestern Pennsylvania AIDS Planning Coalition and Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE). A native of Chicago and a 2001 graduate of the University of Minnesota, he currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Synopsis:

An inside view of American hustler culture from the 1600s to today.

Synopsis:

An inside view of American hustler culture from the 1600s to today. Male and transgendered hustlers have been a mostly -invisible part of American life for more than 400 years. Their invisibility leaves these men unprotected, victimized and at risk for sexually transmitted diseases, assault and murder. Strapped for Cash is a critical examination of sex work that serves as both a cultural analysis and a guide for those who conduct HIV/AIDS and other interventions among male and transgendered sex workers. Mack Friedman brings to this work an unusual perspective informed by both his former life as a hustler and his current work as a case manager targeting prostituted youth. Drawn from many sources, including 50 oral histories from current and former male and transgendered sex workers, details of the work of anti-vice committees, academic research and uncovered materials from archives around the country, Strapped for Cashpresents the first complete picture of the evolution of hustler culture. Friedman reaches back to European hustler history to find the influences that informed male-male sex trade in the New World and carries this research forward to examine media representations, the development of male pornography and the larger social implications of male sex work. Frank and unapologetic, Strapped for Cash is a powerfully provocative study of this marginalized world.

Features more than 70 black-and-white photographs.

Mack Friedman is an HIV testing and prevention supervisor for the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force. Formerly a youth advocate for Women Hurt in Systems of Prostitution -Engaged in Revolt (WHISPER), and the former vice president of Youth Services of Pittsburgh, he currently serves on the boards of both the Southwestern Pennsylvania AIDS Planning Coalition and Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE). A native of Chicago and a 2001 graduate of the University of Minnesota, he currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Synopsis:

The first complete picture of the evolution of hustler culture, from the 1600s onwards.

Table of Contents

Introduction: a popular history of an unpopular subject. — Penal colonies, servile boys, and degenerates, 1607-1899. — The hustler system: sailors, newsboys, ho'boys, and fairies, 1900-1935. — Merchant trade: cosmopolitan hustlers, 1935-1950. — Stud: erotic hustler photography, 1915-1985. — Scaring mom: media panic and pederast ethos, 1970-1985. — Fast changes: AIDS, crack, and internet escorts, 1980-2000. — First hand: oral histories & new directions, 1965-2000. — Appendix 1: Street price and brothel rate data by year. — Appendix 2: Street price and brothel rate data by city. — Appendix 3: Maps of hustler zones in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555837310
Subtitle:
A History of American Hustler Culture
Publisher:
Alyson Books
Author:
Friedman, Mack
Location:
Los Angeles
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Male prostitution
Subject:
Male prostitution - United States - History
Subject:
Male prostitution - History
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
GTR-134
Publication Date:
May 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
95 BandW photographs and illustrations
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8 x 11 in

Related Subjects

Education » Multicultural
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Sex Industry

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An inside view of American hustler culture from the 1600s to today.
"Synopsis" by , An inside view of American hustler culture from the 1600s to today. Male and transgendered hustlers have been a mostly -invisible part of American life for more than 400 years. Their invisibility leaves these men unprotected, victimized and at risk for sexually transmitted diseases, assault and murder. Strapped for Cash is a critical examination of sex work that serves as both a cultural analysis and a guide for those who conduct HIV/AIDS and other interventions among male and transgendered sex workers. Mack Friedman brings to this work an unusual perspective informed by both his former life as a hustler and his current work as a case manager targeting prostituted youth. Drawn from many sources, including 50 oral histories from current and former male and transgendered sex workers, details of the work of anti-vice committees, academic research and uncovered materials from archives around the country, Strapped for Cashpresents the first complete picture of the evolution of hustler culture. Friedman reaches back to European hustler history to find the influences that informed male-male sex trade in the New World and carries this research forward to examine media representations, the development of male pornography and the larger social implications of male sex work. Frank and unapologetic, Strapped for Cash is a powerfully provocative study of this marginalized world.

Features more than 70 black-and-white photographs.

Mack Friedman is an HIV testing and prevention supervisor for the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force. Formerly a youth advocate for Women Hurt in Systems of Prostitution -Engaged in Revolt (WHISPER), and the former vice president of Youth Services of Pittsburgh, he currently serves on the boards of both the Southwestern Pennsylvania AIDS Planning Coalition and Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE). A native of Chicago and a 2001 graduate of the University of Minnesota, he currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"Synopsis" by , The first complete picture of the evolution of hustler culture, from the 1600s onwards.
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