Strip Club: Gender, Power, and Sex Work

Strip Club: Gender, Power, and Sex Work

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by Kim Price-Glynn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814767605

ISBN-13: 9780814767603

Pub. Date: 09/14/2010

Publisher: New York University Press

In Strip Club, Kim Price-Glynn takes us behind the scenes at a rundown club where women strip out of economic need, a place where strippers' stories are not glamorous or liberating, but emotionally demanding and physically exhausting. Strip Club reveals the intimate working lives of not just the women up on stage, but also the patrons and other workers who make the

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In Strip Club, Kim Price-Glynn takes us behind the scenes at a rundown club where women strip out of economic need, a place where strippers' stories are not glamorous or liberating, but emotionally demanding and physically exhausting. Strip Club reveals the intimate working lives of not just the women up on stage, but also the patrons and other workers who make the place run: the owner-manager, bartenders, deejays, doormen, bouncers, housemoms, and cocktail waitresses.

Price-Glynn spent fourteen months at The Lion's Den working as a cocktail waitress, and her uncommonly deep access reveals a conflict-ridden workplace, similar to any other workplace, one where gender inequalities are reproduced through the everyday interactions of customers and workers. Taking a novel approach to this controversial and often misunderstood industry, Price-Glynn draws a fascinating portrait of life and work inside the strip club.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814767603
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Series:
Intersections Series
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: A Typical Shift 1

Studying Strip Club Work: Context and Perspective 25

"Keeping the Dancers in Check": The Gendered Organization of Stripping in The Lion's Den 47

"It's a Nice Place to Hide, and It's Safe": The Making of Masculinities in The Lion's Den 67

Tradeoffs and Troubles: Managing Stripping Labor 101

Dollar Dances and Stage Dances: Strippers and Economic Exploitation 14

Postscript: The Lion's Den, 2005-2006 165

Appendix 1 Researching The Lion's Den 199

Appendix 2 Participant Descriptions of Life and Work 209

Notes 231

References 243

Index 255

About the Author 263

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Strip Club: Gender, Power, and Sex Work 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What does it mean to have nook sex? I am 12 and i just figgered out what it means ( sex ). I would like to be shown and possibly partisapate. I can do things you tell me to and you wont regret it afterwords. ___ _ O ___}_] im a girl }} ? ||
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think theyre trying "nook theatre..."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.............sometimes i dont even understand what u guys are saying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Takes the money out of the thong with my teeth and pushes the string to the side and starts to eat you out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haley...mike you o?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay. See u there
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Agreed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smiles and kisses u back. Thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
K
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Continues to dance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok I take the cash and stick it in my tho.ng then I start dancing in front if you
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VoXman More than 1 year ago
Without reading the book I tend to think the one reviewer is right. Waitresses in Strip clubs were considered parasites or Strippers in training. None were on the inside of the group like the Dancers, DJ, and the Manager. Waitresses and Bartenders tended to be on their on tangent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
lasara More than 1 year ago
What makes you think you can write a book about a strip club as just a waitress???