Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers / Edition 1

Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers / Edition 1

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by Bernadette C. Barton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814799337

ISBN-13: 9780814799338

Pub. Date: 05/01/2006

Publisher: New York University Press

What kind of woman dances naked for money? Bernadette Barton takes us inside countless strip bars and clubs, from upscale to back road as well as those that specialize in lapdancing, table dancing, topless only, or peep shows, to reveal the startling lives of exotic dancers.

Based on over five years of research and from visiting clubs around the country,

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What kind of woman dances naked for money? Bernadette Barton takes us inside countless strip bars and clubs, from upscale to back road as well as those that specialize in lapdancing, table dancing, topless only, or peep shows, to reveal the startling lives of exotic dancers.

Based on over five years of research and from visiting clubs around the country, particularly in San Francisco, Hawaii, and Kentucky, Stripped offers a rare portrait of not just how dancers get into the business but what it's like for those who choose to strip year after year. Through captivating interviews and first-hand observation, Barton recounts why these women began stripping, the initial excitement and financial rewards from the work, the dangers of the life—namely, drugs and prostitution—and, inevitably, the difficulties in staying in the business over time, especially for their sexuality and self-esteem.

Stripped provides fresh insight into the complex work and personal experiences of exotic dancers, one that goes beyond the “sex wars” debate to offer an important new understanding of sex work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814799338
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
195
Sales rank:
314,651
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Come Inside and See the Show
1 Becoming a Stripper
2 Dancing on the Möbius Strip
3 Bad Girls
4 The Toll
5 “You Have to Be Sexually Open”
6 Sticking Together
7 “Everything Is Not Okay”
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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