Writing for publication -- Overcoming your inhibitions -- Care and feeding of pseudonyms -- Forms of erotica -- Writing about things you've never done (yet) -- The basics of submission -- The business of writing -- Rights and contracts -- Coping with rejection -- Telling the world what you do -- Meeting your readers -- Making a career.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index.
What is fetishism? -- Fashion and fetishism -- The corset -- Shoes -- Underwear -- Second skin -- Fashion, fetish, fantasy.
The concept of fetishism has recently assumed a growing importance in critical thinking about the cultural construction of sexuality. Yet until now no scholar with an in-depth knowledge of fashion history has studied the actual clothing fetishes themselves. Nor has there been a serious exploration of the historical relationship between fashion and fetishism, although erotic styles have changed significantly and "sexual chic" has become increasingly conspicuous. Marshalling a dazzling array of evidence from pornography, psychology, and history, as well as interviews with individuals involved in sexual fetishism, sadomasochism, and cross-dressing, Steele illuminates the complex relationship between appearance and identity. Based on years of research, her book Fetish: Fashion, Sex & Power explains how a paradigm shift in attitudes toward sex and gender has given rise to the phenomenon of fetish fashion.
Introduction, by P. Nobile. -- The self and the other: Narcissus, by N.O. Brown. -- Sexuality into eros, by H. Marcuse. -- Revolution is Puritan, by E.J. Hobsbawm. -- Everyman as pervert, by E. Becker. -- Sexual perversion, by T. Nagel. -- Voyeurism in New York, by D. Kalins. -- The new homosexuality, by T. Burke. -- Naked therapy, by P. Bindrim. -- Body painting: the youngest profession, by J. Mancini. -- Night words: human privacy and high pornography, by G. Steiner. -- Dirty books can stay, by K. Tynan. -- How to make the world safe for pornography, by P. Michaelson. -- Inside Screw, by P. Nobile. -- The sex sell, by J. Bugler. -- Paydirt: notes on the sex explosion, by R. Craft. -- Staged sexuality, by R. Wetzsteon. -- Sex rock symbolism, by C. Hodenfield. -- Pop sex, by C. Karpel. -- The desexualized society, by C. Winick. -- Was it good for you, too? By D. Greenburg. -- Liberating woman's orgasm, by S. Lydon. -- The traditional O, by L. Farber. -- Sex: instinct or appetite? By D. Wright.