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Strip Club: Gender, Power, and Sex Work
     

Strip Club: Gender, Power, and Sex Work

3.9 16
by Kim Price-Glynn
 

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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

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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, dejays, 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.

Editorial Reviews

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"For readers seeking insight into how strip club labor is organized in a predominantly white, working-class club that serves alcohol, Strip Club provides a generous dose of ethnographic detail"-Kari Lerum, American Journal of Sociology

“The second I entered The Lion’s Den, passing the doorman through darkened hallways toward a parquet dancing stage, Price‒Glynn’s rich description brought me into the dilapidated and ironically profitable (for some) world of the strip club. Her deeply affecting observations make us keenly aware of the social practices that perpetuate gross inequalities. Her ethnography is both brutally honest, and sociologically sophisticated in its examination of both the fragility and tenacity of social rankings based on gender, sex, and social class.”
-Lisa Jean Moore,co‒editor of The Body Reader:Essential Social and Cultural Readings

"Price-Glynn has a real knack for what anthropologists and sociologists call 'thick description,' thereby ably transporting readers into the setting of this particular sexual subculture."- CHOICE

“Reads like a novel with a detailed cast of characters! With stripper poles an increasingly ubiquitous fixture in the media, there remains surprisingly little scholarship written about the day-to-day lives of people working in strip bars. Price‒Glynn reveals the grit beneath the pop‒video clichè in Strip Club, offering the reader an insider’s gaze on the employees of the Lion’s Den. Strip Club exposes a taken for granted sexism we need to be reminded of in our Girls Gone Wild culture.”

-Bernadette Barton,author of Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers

“Price-Glynn contrasts the aspirations of the strippers with the club’s design, rules, expectations, and practices, all of which served to exploit their labor. She argues that without listening to sex workers and addressing their abuse and lack of power, feminists will never take the real battle—the one against structural oppression—to the ring.”- Ms. Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814767818
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Series:
Intersections
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
277
Sales rank:
1,274,725
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Kim Price-Glynn is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Urban and Community Studies at the University of Connecticut.

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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???