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Park Cruising

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.

Park Cruising

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    Park Cruising: What Happens When We Wander Off the Path | Paperback
    ISBN: 9781487011789
    Publisher: House of Anansi Press Ltd
    Publication Date: 15 Jun 2023
    Genre: Queer History & Behaviours - Non-Fiction
    Pages: 256
    Dimensions: 127 x 191 x 22 (mm)
    Language: English

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