Belle de Jour's Guide to Men

Belle de Jour's Guide to Men

Belle de Jour is a woman who's met men of every conceivable type. She knows what they want, and how to give it to them. And outside the one-hour appointments, she's also had her heart broken, picked herself back up, put on another stunning pair of shoes and carried on - so she knows a thing or two about love as well as sex. So sit back, relax and listen to what your friends are too polite to tell you. About when you need or want a man, and when you damn well don't. Whether you want to find men, lure them, ditch them, hitch them - here's the lowdown. Funny, surprising and always entertaining, BELLE DE JOUR'S GUIDE TO MEN is must-have reading for every woman out there.

Ethical Research with Sex Workers

Anthropological Approaches

Ethical Research with Sex Workers

This volume is the result of the many years the authors have spent conducting ethnographic field research with sex workers, conversing with other researchers, and, perhaps most importantly, developing a deep sense of empathy for the sex worker participants in the research as well as the colleagues who carry out this work with the goal of advancing social justice. They have a combined total of twenty-five years’ experience carrying out research with sex workers, and this extensive period of time has given them ample opportunity to reflect upon the topic of ethics. Sex work, defined as the exchange of sexual or sexualized intimacy for money or something of value, encompasses a wide range of legal and illegal behaviors that present researchers with key ethical challenges explored in the volume. These ethical challenges include: · Research methodology · Distinguishing research from activism · Navigating the politically and ideologically charged environments in which researchers must remain constantly attuned to the legal and public policy implications of their work · Possibilities for participatory sex work research processes · Strategies for incorporating participants in a variety of collaborative ways Sex work presents a unique set of challenges that are not always well understood by those working outside of anthropology and disciplines closely related to it. This book serves an important function by honestly and openly reviewing strategies for overcoming these ethical challenges with the end goal of producing path-breaking research that actively incorporates the perspectives of research participants on their own terms. Ever attuned to the reality that research on sex work remains a deeply political act, Ethical Research with Sex Workers: Anthropological Approaches aspires to begin a dialogue about the meanings and practices ascribed to ethics in a fraught environment. Drawing upon a review of published scholarly and activist work on the subject, as well as on interviews with researchers, social service providers, and sex workers themselves, this volume is an unprecedented contribution to the literature that will engage researchers across a variety of disciplines, such as academics and researchers in anthropology, sociology, criminal justice, and public health, as well as activists and policymakers.

The Rough Guide to Film

The Rough Guide to Film

The Rough Guide to Film is a bold new guide to cinema. Arranged by director, it covers the top moguls, mavericks and studio stalwarts of every era, genre and region, in addition to lots of lesser-known names. With each film placed in the context of its director’s career, the guide reviews thousands of the greatest movies ever made, with lists highlighting where to start, arranged by genre and by region. You’ll find profiles of over eight hundred directors, from Hollywood legends Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston to contemporary favourites like Steven Soderbergh and Martin Scorsese and cult names such as David Lynch and Richard Linklater. The guide is packed with great cinema from around the globe, including French New Wave, German giants, Iranian innovators and the best of East Asia, from Akira Kurosawa to Wong Kar-Wai and John Woo. With overviews of all major movements and genres, feature boxes on partnerships between directors and key actors, and cinematographers and composers, this is your essential guide to a world of cinema.

The Great British Sexpert's 101 Sex Tips

A Guide to Pleasing Your Man

The Great British Sexpert's 101 Sex Tips

Have you ever wanted to spice up your sex life, learn some sexy tips for a new relationship, get adventurous, rebuild intimacy, or just find more ways to please your man? Then this book is for you. The ultimate guide to great sex whether you are a complete novice or well-practiced, The Great British Sexpert's 101 Sex Tips - A Guide to Pleasing Your Men provides you with all you need to know for any occasion or level of skill! Inspired by a Great British Baking programme and the delightful mixture and variety of 3 of Rebecca's favourite things; cakes, sex and tea, as The Great British Sexpert, she explores the delicious ingredients that make up such a desirable combination. With step-by-step instructions she helps you master the basics, moving onto more technical challenges, before showing you how to impress with show stoppers (including unique undocumented tricks of the trade from her past experience as an escort). Expect vanilla and some chocolate with sauce and lots of sweet treats in between to whip him into a frenzy... So enjoy this tongue in cheek look at the joy of sex. On your marks, get set, go for it! 'Regardless of gender or sexuality, we all deserve to love and feel loved, enjoy intimacy and have satisfying sex' - Rebecca Dakin, The Great British Sexpert 'Rebecca shows us how to go from the fast culture, fast-food experience to something approaching Michelin-starred sex' Dr Brooke Magnanti, A.K.A. Belle De Jour

The Babel guide to French fiction in English translation

The Babel guide to French fiction in English translation

The Babel guide has 150 original reviews of books by over 100 authors from France, Quebec, North and West Africa, Belgium and Switzerland. Each review provides a kind of trailer for the work and is followed by an excerpt as a taster. It introduces big names of French literature such as Sartre, Camus, Colette and Duras, and a collection of less familiar writers, such as Driss Chraibi and Madeline Bourdouxhe. It includes a database of French fiction translated in the UK since 1950, with original titles and current prices. This is the third in a series of accessible and illustrated guides to world fiction available in English translation, aimed at journalists, academics, teachers and the ordinary reader. The reviews let potential readers have a idea as to whether a work might suit them.

A Companion to Luis Buñuel

A Companion to Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel was one of the great film-makers of the twentieth century. Gwynne Edwards analyses his work in the context of Buñuel's personal obsessions - sex, bourgeois values and religion.

Love Signs and You

The Ultimate Astrological Guide to Love, Sex, and Relationships

Love Signs and You

Love Signs and You is the definitive volume of romantic astrology.

The Royal Dictionary, French and English, and English and French

Extracted from the Writings of the Best Authors in Both Languages. Formerly Composed for the Use of His Late Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, by Mr. A. Boyer. Improved and Enlarged with a Great Number of Words and Phrases, Both English and French

The Royal Dictionary, French and English, and English and French


The Big Screen

The Story of the Movies

The Big Screen

The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen—smaller now, but ever more ubiquitous—as important as the images it carries. The Big Screen is not another history of the movies. Rather, it is a wide-ranging narrative about the movies and their signal role in modern life. At first, film was a waking dream, the gift of appearance delivered for a nickel to huddled masses sitting in the dark. But soon, and abruptly, movies began transforming our societies and our perceptions of the world. The celebrated film authority David Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media—moving from Eadweard Muybridge to Steve Jobs, from Sunrise to I Love Lucy, from John Wayne to George Clooney, from television commercials to streaming video—to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. He tracks the ways we were initially enchanted by movies as imitations of life—the stories, the stars, the look—and how we allowed them to show us how to live. At the same time, movies, offering a seductive escape from everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless and anxiety-ridden citizens trying to pursue happiness and dodge terror by sitting quietly in a dark room. Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this grand adventure of a book. Books about the movies are often aimed at film buffs, but this passionate and provocative feat of storytelling is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens—the age that, more than ever, we are living in.