The Rise Of Viagra

📒The Rise Of Viagra ✍ Meika Loe

✏Book Title : The Rise of Viagra
✏Author : Meika Loe
✏Publisher : NYU Press
✏Release Date : 2004-08-11
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9780814744994
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Rise of Viagra Book Summary : Since its introduction in 1998, Viagra has launched a new kind of sexual revolution. Quickly becoming one of the most sought after drugs in history, the little blue pill created a sea change within the pharmaceutical industry—from how drugs could be marketed to the types of drugs put into development—as well as the culture at large. Impotency is no longer an embarrassing male secret; now it is called “erectile dysfunction,” and is simply something to “ask your doctor” about. And over 16 million men have. The Rise of Viagra is the first book to detail the history and the vast social implications of the Viagra phenomenon. Meika Loe argues that Viagra has changed what qualifies as normal sex in America. In the quick-fix, pill-for-everything culture that Viagra helped to create, erections can now be had by popping a pill, making sex on demand, regardless of age or infirmity, and, potentially, for the rest of one's life. Drawing on interviews with men who take the drug, their wives, doctors and pharmacists as well as scientists and researchers in the field, this fascinating account provides an intimate history of the drug's effect on America. Loe also examines the quest for the female Viagra, the impact of the drug around the world, the introduction of new erection drugs, like Levitra and Cialis, and the rapid growth of the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry. This wide-ranging book explains how this medical breakthrough and cultural phenomenon have forever changed the meaning of sex in America.

📒Impotence ✍ Angus McLaren

✏Book Title : Impotence
✏Author : Angus McLaren
✏Publisher : University of Chicago Press
✏Release Date : 2008-09-15
✏Pages : 350
✏ISBN : 9780226500935
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Impotence Book Summary : As anyone who has watched television in recent years can attest, we live in the age of Viagra. From Bob Dole to Mike Ditka to late-night comedians, our culture has been engaged in one long, frank, and very public talk about impotence—and our newfound pharmaceutical solutions. But as Angus McLaren shows us in Impotence, the first cultural history of the subject, the failure of men to rise to the occasion has been a recurrent topic since the dawn of human culture. Drawing on a dazzling range of sources from across centuries, McLaren demonstrates how male sexuality was constructed around the idea of potency, from times past when it was essential for the purpose of siring children, to today, when successful sex is viewed as a component of a healthy emotional life. Along the way, Impotence enlightens and fascinates with tales of sexual failure and its remedies—for example, had Ditka lived in ancient Mesopotamia, he might have recited spells while eating roots and plants rather than pills—and explanations, which over the years have included witchcraft, shell-shock, masturbation, feminism, and the Oedipal complex. McLaren also explores the surprising political and social effects of impotence, from the revolutionary unrest fueled by Louis XVI’s failure to consummate his marriage to the boost given the fledgling American republic by George Washington’s failure to found a dynasty. Each age, McLaren shows, turns impotence to its own purposes, using it to help define what is normal and healthy for men, their relationships, and society. From marraige manuals to metrosexuals, from Renaissance Italy to Hollywood movies, Impotence is a serious but highly entertaining examination of a problem that humanity has simultaneously regarded as life’s greatest tragedy and its greatest joke.

✏Book Title : The Philosophy of Viagra
✏Author :
✏Publisher : BRILL
✏Release Date : 2011-01-01
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9789401200363
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Philosophy of Viagra Book Summary : The impotency remedy Viagra is the fastest selling drug in history. It has grown beyond being simply a medical phenomenon, but has achieved the status of cultural icon, appearing on television as a pretext for jokes or even as a murder weapon. Viagra has socio-cultural implications that are not limited to sexuality. The Philosophy of Viagra offers a unique perspective as it examines the phenomenon of Viagra through ideas derived from more than two thousand years of philosophical reasoning. In philosophy, Eros has always had a central position. Since Plato, philosophy has held that desire is not only a medical but also a spiritual phenomenon and that scientific explanations claiming to give an exhaustive account of erotic perception are misleading. Philosophical ideas are able to debunk various scientific rationalizations of sexuality – one of which is the clinical-sexological discourse on Viagra. In this volume, several authors interpret Viagra through the lens of classical philosophy explicating the themes of immortality and hedonism. Others offer psychoanalytical considerations by confronting clinical sexology with psychological realities. Still others evoke intercultural aspects revealing the relative character of potency that the phenomenon of Viagra attempts to gloss over.

✏Book Title : We Are What We Sell How Advertising Shapes American Life And Always Has 3 volumes
✏Author : Danielle Sarver Coombs
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 2014-01-15
✏Pages : 1004
✏ISBN : 9780313392450
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏We Are What We Sell How Advertising Shapes American Life And Always Has 3 volumes Book Summary : For the last 150 years, advertising has created a consumer culture in the United States, shaping every facet of American life—from what we eat and drink to the clothes we wear and the cars we drive. • Includes original essays by noted cultural and advertising historians, commentators, and journalists • Provides analysis from experts in advertising and popular culture that places American advertising in historical and cultural context • Supplies a comprehensive examination of advertising history and its consequences across modern America • Presents an extensive analysis of the role of new media and the Internet • Documents why advertising is necessary, not only for companies, but in determining what being "an American" constitutes

✏Book Title : SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology
✏Author : Kimberly McGann
✏Publisher : SAGE Publications
✏Release Date : 2015-01-27
✏Pages : 280
✏ISBN : 9781483378718
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology Book Summary : SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology is a concise, affordable anthology that contains 22 popular sociology statements designed to introduce readers to the sociological perspective. Kimberly McGann puts together readings that cover core topics in sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, deviance, gender, class, and race. An alternate, topical table of contents suggests ways to match readings to other subfields in sociology (like family, education, work, and religion), and identifies readings that reflect four theoretical traditions: functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, and feminism.

📒Men To Boys ✍ Gary Cross

✏Book Title : Men to Boys
✏Author : Gary Cross
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2008-09-23
✏Pages : 328
✏ISBN : 9780231513111
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Men to Boys Book Summary : Adam Sandler movies, HBO's Entourage, and such magazines as Maxim and FHM all trade in and appeal to one character the modern boy-man. Addicted to video games, comic books, extreme sports, and dressing down, the boy-man would rather devote an afternoon to Grand Theft Auto than plan his next career move. He would rather prolong the hedonistic pleasures of youth than embrace the self-sacrificing demands of adulthood. When did maturity become the ultimate taboo? Men have gone from idolizing Cary Grant to aping Hugh Grant, shunning marriage and responsibility well into their twenties and thirties. Gary Cross, renowned cultural historian, identifies the boy-man and his habits, examining the attitudes and practices of three generations to make sense of this gradual but profound shift in American masculinity. Cross matches the rise of the American boy-man to trends in twentieth-century advertising, popular culture, and consumerism, and he locates the roots of our present crisis in the vague call for a new model of leadership that, ultimately, failed to offer a better concept of maturity. Cross does not blame the young or glorify the past. He finds that men of the "Greatest Generation" might have embraced their role as providers but were confused by the contradictions and expectations of modern fatherhood. Their uncertainty gave birth to the Beats and men who indulged in childhood hobbies and boyish sports. Rather than fashion a new manhood, baby-boomers held onto their youth and, when that was gone, embraced Viagra. Without mature role models to emulate or rebel against, Generation X turned to cynicism and sensual intensity, and the media fed on this longing, transforming a life stage into a highly desirable lifestyle. Arguing that contemporary American culture undermines both conservative ideals of male maturity and the liberal values of community and responsibility, Cross concludes with a proposal for a modern marriage of personal desire and ethical adulthood.

✏Book Title : Sex Lies Pharmaceuticals How Drug Companies Are Bankrolling the Next Big Condition for Women How Drug Companies Are Bankrolling the Next Big C
✏Author : Ray Moynihan
✏Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
✏Release Date : 2011-03
✏Pages : 356
✏ISBN : 9781459613270
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Sex Lies Pharmaceuticals How Drug Companies Are Bankrolling the Next Big Condition for Women How Drug Companies Are Bankrolling the Next Big C Book Summary : A brilliant dissection of the tragedy of greed preying on fear...this book offers the possibility of a different and less cruel future. Read, think and act!' - Dr Iona Heath, President, Royal College of General Practitioners, London 'An engaging expose of drug company campaigns...' - Amy Allina, National Women's Health Network, Washington DC 'This book tells the story of a turning point, something we may well look back on as a historical event in our lives...Very readable. Chilling.' - Dr Juliet Richters, University of New South Wales Hard-hitting and provocative, this powerful expose of the birth of a new 'disease' - and the multi-million dollar machine unleashed to market - takes us inside the corridors of medical power from Paris to Melbourne to Manhattan to witness the creation of 'female sexual dysfunction' as a twenty-first century epidemic. The characters in this corporate thriller are the global drug giants, the doctors and psychologists working with them, and the critics trying to untangle medical science from marketing who argue the new disorders of desire are a misleading and dangerous distraction from the real problems in sexual relationships. With claims that nearly one in two women suffer from 'female sexual dysfunction', some of the most profitable corporations on the planet are poised to exploit some of women's deepest fears with hopes for new billion dollar markets. Set against the great cultural contradictions of our time - increasing sexual liberation coupled with seemingly increasing sexual anxiety - Sex, Lies and Pharmaceuticals explores with compelling clarity what is really happening as the world prepares for the 'pink' Viagra.

📒Performing Sex ✍ Breanne Fahs

✏Book Title : Performing Sex
✏Author : Breanne Fahs
✏Publisher : SUNY Press
✏Release Date : 2011-11-01
✏Pages : 376
✏ISBN : 9781438437835
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Performing Sex Book Summary : A candid and provocative critique of women’s sexual liberation in America.

✏Book Title : Media International Australia
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UIUC:30112057704782
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Media International Australia Book Summary :

📒Bmj

✏Book Title : BMJ
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UCLA:L0098923857
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏BMJ Book Summary :