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The Bear Book: Readings in the History and Evolution of a Gay Male Subculture

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The Bear Book brings together an impressive range of bear--usually big, hairy men who favor full-face beards and prefer to wear jeans and flannel shirts--viewpoints to explore this unique social and cultural phenomenon that stretches from America to western Europe to Australia! On the personal level, you learn what beardom means to different people in their daily lives, ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published June 12th 1997 by Routledge
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Uncleslover Omjpinetovich
May 02, 2013 Uncleslover Omjpinetovich rated it really liked it
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Не впечатлила, потому что - много неточностей.
Я нашел другой, хорошо документированный источник, доказывающий первопроисхождение "медведей"

I was not impressed with it, because it has a lot of inaccuracies.
No actual documentary materials.
I found another source, that proves the origin of the "Bears" is well documented.
Sergio Ponce
Nov 24, 2015 Sergio Ponce rated it liked it
These fascinating academic essays gives a window into the beginnings of Bear culture. It can be a dry read but that is how it is with most academically geared books.

It is most relevant as a historical reference as the culture has evolved into something different.

If you are curious about the beginnings of bear culture in western culture (not just the US), this is a good place to start.
Dave
Oct 07, 2011 Dave rated it really liked it
This book as well as the follow-up present the development of a sub culture. it is an accumulation of first hand accounts and academic observations.
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