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Author Price-Glynn, Kim.

Title Strip club : gender, power, and sex work / Kim Price-Glynn.

Publication Info. New York : New York University Press, [2010]


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 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  306.77 PRICE-GLYNN    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 263 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Intersections
Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-253) and index.
Contents Introduction: a typical shift -- Studying strip club work : context and perspective -- "Keeping the dancers in check": the gendered organization of stripping in the Lion's Den -- "It's a nice place to hide and it's safe": the making of masculinities in the Lion's Den -- Tradeoffs and troubles : Managing stripping labor -- Dollar dances and stage dances: strippers and economic exploitation.
Summary From the publisher. 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, housemoms, 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 fueled by competing interests and agendas and stereotypical ideas about women, men, sexuality, race, labor, 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.
Subject Sex industry -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Stripteasers -- United States -- Case studies.
Power (Social sciences) -- Case studies.
Sex role -- Case studies.
Power (Social sciences) (OCoLC)fst01074219
Sex-oriented businesses -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01114679
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Stripteasers. (OCoLC)fst01135527
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Sexindustri -- Förenta staterna.
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
ISBN 9780814767603 (cl ; alk. paper)
0814767605 (cl ; alk. paper)
9780814767610 (pb ; alk. paper)
0814767613 (pb ; alk. paper)
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