Preface Acknowledgments 1. Assuming the Pose: An Introduction to Life Modeling Life Models Aesthetic Fashion and the Profession of Life Modeling Contemporary Life Modeling in the United States 2. Returning the Gaze: Objectification and the Artistic Process What Is Art? The Model as Object The Model as Agent The Particular Case of Photography 3. "Stephen" 4. Defining the Line: Sexual Work versus Sex Work Cooperative Interaction in the Art Studio Separating Sexual Work from Sex Work Establishing That Serious Work Is Happening 5. Maintaining the Line: Coping with Challenges to the "Serious Work" Definition Challenges to the Serious Work Definition 6. "Denise" 7. Modeling Gender: Social Stigma, Power, and the Penis Social Stigma Power and Vulnerability Safety Gender and Erotic Experience while Posing 8. "Michael" 9. "Irene" 10. Being Present: Getting Good at It From Whimsy to Intention The "Good" Life Model Being Committed Research Notes Notes Bibliography Index
Sarah R. Phillips is Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific University.