Los Angeles: Alyson Publications, 2003.
First Edition. Paperback. 8" X 11". xvi, 287pp. Rather heavy wear to paper wraps, with corners creased and peeling, open tear to top edge of upper wrap, center crease and smudge to rear wrap, and warping to wraps. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A solid copy of this popular history of male and transgender sex work in the United States. "Author Mack Friedman explores the evolution of hustler culture over the past 400 years--from food-for-sex exchanges between British soldiers and desperate Jamestown colonists to the ravages of the AIDS and crack epidemics and the dawn of a new social conservativism at the beginning of the 21st century. Friedman constructs his narrative from historical documents, scholarly research on sex work and urban culture, and field notes from his interviews with more than 50 current and former male and transgendered sex workers. he also examines the representation of hustler culture in early-20th-century erotic photogrpahy, the work of pre-and post-World War II artists (including Paul Cadmus and Larry Clark), publications such as Physique Pictorial and Grecian Guild Quarterly, and the flourishing gay male pornography industry of the 1960s and 1970s" (rear). Good. Item #4291