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The Bear Book II


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Table of Contents


  • About the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • PART I: Bear Bodies
  • Chapter 1: Bears and Health
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD)
  • Arteriosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancers
  • Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Pediculosis (Body Lice)
  • Pilonidal Sinus and Cyst
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Two Postscripts
  • Chapter 2: Fat Is a Bearish Issue
  • Journey into the Psyche of a Chubby-Chaser
  • Bearstory/Chubstory
  • Fat Theory
  • Icons and Images of Fat-Desire
  • Gripes About Beardom
  • Chapter 3: Bear Youth: An Interview with Brian Kearns, Bear Youth Webmaster
  • Chapter 4: By Any Otter Name: The Negative Space of the Bear
  • Bears in Space
  • Neighborhood Clans
  • The Otter Questionnaire
  • Responses
  • Inconclusions
  • Chapter 5: The Beard of Joseph Brown
  • PART II: Bear Testimonies
  • Chapter 6: A Bear Admirer's (Subjective, Fluffy, and Totally Honest) Point of View
  • Chapter 7: A Puerto Rican Bear in the USA
  • Family Background
  • Breaking Out of Captivity
  • Chapter 8: One Black Bear Speaks
  • Chapter 9: An Asian Bear in Minnesota
  • Chapter 10: The Ephebe is Dead--Long Live the Bear
  • Chapter 11: Parlaying Sex into Friendships
  • PART III: More Bear Spaces
  • Chapter 12: Theorizing Bearspace
  • Bear Bodies in Space
  • Bearspace and Theory
  • Bearspace Exposed
  • Skepsis/Bears and Globalization
  • Bearspaces of Subjectivity and Fantasy
  • Chapter 13: Paws Between Two Worlds: Bears and the Leather Community
  • Chapter 14: Gen-X Bears International
  • Chapter 15: The Bear-A-Tones: An Interview with David Salinas
  • Chapter 16: East Coast Bear Hugz
  • Chapter 17: The Bears Mailing List, Part 2: Interview with Henry Mensch
  • PART IV: Bear Club Scene
  • Chapter 18: A Bear's Autobiography
  • Chapter 19: Bear Contests
  • Chapter 20: A Short History of the Bear Clubs in Iowa: The Bear Paws of Iowa and the Ursine Group
  • First Meeting
  • Issues and Feedback Raised in Articles in the The Bear Facts
  • The Creation of The Ursine Group
  • Chapter 21: Houston Area Bears
  • Chapter 22: The Bears come to Rochester
  • Chapter 23: A Short History of the Brisbears
  • PART V: More Bears Abroad
  • Chapter 24: A Bear Voice from Turkey
  • Chapter 25: Falstaff's Legacy: The Bears of Albion
  • Chapter 26: The Rise of the Australian Bear Community Since 1995
  • June 1995: The Death of Ozbears
  • August 1995: The Birth of Harbour City Bears
  • April 1996: The Birth of Vic Bears (Originally Melbourne Ozbears)
  • February 1997: Bear Essentials '97 and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
  • May 1997: The Melbourne Bear and Cub Competition
  • Mid-1997: Brisbears Voted Best Male Club in Brisbane
  • Late 1997: New Bear Club in Canberra
  • January 1998: The Second Bear Club in Sydney
  • February 1998: Bear Essentials '98 and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Become the Biggest Bear Festival in Australia at the Time
  • June 1998: Southern Hibernation '98 and the Mr. Australian Bear and Cub Competition Become the Second Flagship Event for the Australian Bear Community
  • Late 1998: Cougar Leather Club Caters to Bears in Southern Australia
  • BearsPerth (Formerly WOMBATS) and Ozbears South Australia
  • 1999: Further Developments
  • The Future of Bears in Australia
  • Acknowledgments
  • PART VI: Bears in Media
  • Chapter 27: You Can Lead a Bear to Culture, but. . . or Bears in Literature and Culture: A Discussion with David Bergman and Michael Bronski
  • Chapter 28: Laid Bear: Masculinity with All the Trappings
  • Methodology
  • Bear Erotica
  • Mainstream Gay Erotica
  • Leather/SM Erotica
  • Discussion

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