Strip Club: Gender, Power, and Sex Work (BOK)

Kim Price-Glynn

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Stripper chic is in these days: you can watch celebrities "strippercize" on Oprah or do it yourself at your local gym, but this popular face of stripping hides another side of the industry, one that is far less glamorous. In Strip Club, Kim Price-Glynn takes us behind the scenes at The Lion's Den, a rundown club where women are compelled to strip out of economic need rather than as a means of liberation, and a place where strippers' stories often reflect drudgery and dismay. 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, housewives, and cocktail waitresses. Price-Glynn spent fourteen months at The Lion's Den working as a cocktail waitress. Her uncommonly deep access reveals a conflict-ridden workplace fuelled by competing interests and agendas and stereotypical ideas about women, men, sexuality, race, labour, and economic value. Full of rich insights into the world of a single club, Price-Glynn argues that the club environment reproduces gender inequalities through the everyday interactions of customers and workers as well as the broader organizational structure and culture of the modern day workplace. 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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Kim Price-Glynn
ISBN 9780814767610
Antall sider 277 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 22,7cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 390 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Sociology: sexual relations