Behind the G-String: An Exploration of the Stripper's Image, Her Person and Her Meaning

Behind the G-String: An Exploration of the Stripper's Image, Her Person and Her Meaning

by David A. Scott
     
 

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In recent years, the number of strip clubs in the United States has increased dramatically. Dressed up with terms such as “gentlemen’s clubs,” they often feature valet parking, limousines, executive dining rooms, extravagant menus-and, of course, topless or nude women dancing on stage. Stripping has become a big business, with over 3.5 million people, primarily men,

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In recent years, the number of strip clubs in the United States has increased dramatically. Dressed up with terms such as “gentlemen’s clubs,” they often feature valet parking, limousines, executive dining rooms, extravagant menus-and, of course, topless or nude women dancing on stage. Stripping has become a big business, with over 3.5 million people, primarily men, attending clubs each week. But what about the women who perform in the clubs? Why do they do it? What is their perception of their job? Numerous interviews with working strippers accompany extensive research in the literature: Some strippers see stripping as simply a job, others view it with a degree of embarrassment, while many see it as an opportunity for empowerment. Few became strippers by design but a surprising number continue to strip for many years. The use of drugs and instances of abuse are covered, as are the views of the strippers’ families.

Editorial Reviews

Reference & Research Book News
thoughtful, nuanced insights, it will interest a wide audience
Reference & Reseach Book News
offer[s] insight into who the women are, what they do, why they do it, how they view what they do, and how they perceive the men who watch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786418497
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/30/2003
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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David A. Scott lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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