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ISBN-10: 1487011784
ISBN-13: 9781487011789
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Publish Date: 05/02/2023
Dimensions: 7.40" L, 5.10" W, 1.00" H

Park Cruising: What Happens When We Wander Off the Path

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Overview

An intimate look at one of culture’s most enduring taboos: public sex.

Park Cruising takes a long look at the men who cruise for sex in urban parks. Human rights lawyer Marcus McCann uses park cruising as a point of departure for discussions of consent, empathy, public health, municipal planning, and our relationship to strangers. Prompted by his work opposing a police sting in a suburban park, McCann’s ruminations go beyond targeted enforcement and police indifference to violence to examine cruising as a type of world-building.

The result is a series of insightful and poetic walks through history, law, literature, and popular representations of cruising in search of the social value of sex. What McCann ultimately reveals is a world of connection, care, and unexpected lessons about the value of pleasure.

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McCann's strong prose explores sex and sex laws in Canada. Park Cruising shows how those laws shape our behaviours and contribute to our urban fabric, but most importantly how they demonize an act that he argues should be joyous and full of pleasure.

– "The Grind"
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Details

ISBN-10: 1487011784
ISBN-13: 9781487011789
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Publish Date: 05/02/2023
Dimensions: 7.40" L, 5.10" W, 1.00" H
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