Author: Bernadette Barton
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814799337
Release Date: 2006-05-01
Genre: Social Science

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.

Pray the Gay Away

Author: Bernadette C. Barton
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814786383
Release Date: 2014-08-22
Genre: Religion

2013 Finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards, LGBT Studies category In the Bible Belt, it’s common to see bumper stickers that claim One Man + One Woman = Marriage, church billboards that command one to “Get right with Jesus,” letters to the editor comparing gay marriage to marrying one’s dog, and nightly news about homophobic attacks from the Family Foundation. While some areas of the Unites States have made tremendous progress in securing rights for gay people, Bible Belt states lag behind. Not only do most Bible Belt gays lack domestic partner benefits, lesbians and gay men can still be fired from some places of employment in many regions of the Bible Belt for being a homosexual. In Pray the Gay Away, Bernadette Barton argues that conventions of small town life, rules which govern Southern manners, and the power wielded by Christian institutions serve as a foundation for both passive and active homophobia in the Bible Belt. She explores how conservative Christian ideology reproduces homophobic attitudes and shares how Bible Belt gays negotiate these attitudes in their daily lives. Drawing on the remarkable stories of Bible Belt gays, Barton brings to the fore their thoughts, experiences and hard-won insights to explore the front lines of our national culture war over marriage, family, hate crimes, and equal rights. Pray the Gay Away illuminates their lives as both foot soldiers and casualties in the battle for gay rights.

Behind the G String

Author: David A. Scott
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: UCSC:32106017615920
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In recent years, the number of strip clubs in the United States has increased dramatically. Dressed up with terms such as gentlemens clubs, they often feature valet parking, limousines, executive dining rooms, extravagant menus-and, of course, topless or nude women dancing on stage. Stripping has become a big business, with over 3.5 million people, primarily men, attending clubs each week. But what about the women who perform in the clubs? Why do they do it? What is their perception of their job. Numerous interviews with working strippers accompany extensive research inthe literature. Some steeppers see stripping as simply a job, others view it with a degree of embarrassment, while many see it as an opportunity for empowerment . Few became strippers by design but a surprising number continue to strip for many years. The use of drugs and instances of abuse are covered, as are the views of the strippers families.

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Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110941494
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Reference

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The League of Exotic Dancers

Author: Kaitlyn Regehr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190457570
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Performing Arts

Every year in downtown Las Vegas, often called "Old Vegas," The Burlesque Hall of Fame reunion brings together members of the League of Exotic Dancers, one of the earliest unions for women in exotic entertainment, to perform their half-century-old routines. In this annual tradition, performers from the golden age of Vegas burlesque rally counter-culture neo-burlesque fans who both keep the tradition alive and add new meaning to it. Over the past four years, documentarian Kaitlyn Regehr and photographer Matilda Temperley have embedded themselves within this community-a group, which like Old Vegas itself, continues to survive and thrive sixty years past its supposed prime. Here, in a smoky, off-strip casino, they found women, at times well into their 80s, subversively bumping and grinding away preconceptions about appropriate behavior for a pensioner. This collection of interviews and photographs is drawn from the backstage dressing rooms, homes, and lives of this aging burlesque community, as well as the young neo-burlesque community who adore them. The authors present an inter-generational sisterhood that is both unique and socially significant. Through a range of experiences-from discussing struggles for wage equality, to helping stabilize an 85 year old as she steps into a sequined g-string-the authors describe the complexity of the lives of these performers and the burlesque history from which they come. Regehr and Temperley present multidimensional portraits of this community and conclude that they are at their most vital when read with all the nuances, troubles, trials, and triumphs that they formerly and currently experience.

Neubeginn in Virgin River

Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 9783956499449
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Genre: Fiction

Von vorn anfangen, das wünscht sich Mel Monroe von ganzem Herzen! Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes kann sie das Leben in der Großstadt nicht mehr ertragen - es gibt zu viele Erinnerungen. Da kommt der Job im beschaulichen Virgin River gerade recht. Allerdings beginnt der Neubeginn mehr als holprig: mieses Wetter, das Haus eine Ruine. Schnell stellt Mel fest, dass das Landleben nicht so idyllisch ist wie gedacht - doch der attraktive Barbesitzer Jack setzt alles daran, sie vom Gegenteil zu überzeugen ... "Die Virgin-River-Romane sind so mitreißend - ich habe mich auf Anhieb mit den Charakteren verbunden gefühlt." SPIEGEL ONLINE-Bestsellerautorin Debbie Macomber

Strip Club

Author: Kim Price-Glynn
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814767610
Release Date: 2010-09-14
Genre: Social Science

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.

Ethical Research with Sex Workers

Author: Susan Dewey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461464921
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Genre: Social Science

This volume is the result of the many years the authors have spent conducting ethnographic field research with sex workers, conversing with other researchers, and, perhaps most importantly, developing a deep sense of empathy for the sex worker participants in the research as well as the colleagues who carry out this work with the goal of advancing social justice. They have a combined total of twenty-five years’ experience carrying out research with sex workers, and this extensive period of time has given them ample opportunity to reflect upon the topic of ethics. Sex work, defined as the exchange of sexual or sexualized intimacy for money or something of value, encompasses a wide range of legal and illegal behaviors that present researchers with key ethical challenges explored in the volume. These ethical challenges include: · Research methodology · Distinguishing research from activism · Navigating the politically and ideologically charged environments in which researchers must remain constantly attuned to the legal and public policy implications of their work · Possibilities for participatory sex work research processes · Strategies for incorporating participants in a variety of collaborative ways Sex work presents a unique set of challenges that are not always well understood by those working outside of anthropology and disciplines closely related to it. This book serves an important function by honestly and openly reviewing strategies for overcoming these ethical challenges with the end goal of producing path-breaking research that actively incorporates the perspectives of research participants on their own terms. Ever attuned to the reality that research on sex work remains a deeply political act, Ethical Research with Sex Workers: Anthropological Approaches aspires to begin a dialogue about the meanings and practices ascribed to ethics in a fraught environment. Drawing upon a review of published scholarly and activist work on the subject, as well as on interviews with researchers, social service providers, and sex workers themselves, this volume is an unprecedented contribution to the literature that will engage researchers across a variety of disciplines, such as academics and researchers in anthropology, sociology, criminal justice, and public health, as well as activists and policymakers.

Kleine Geheimnisse

Author: Heinz Bude
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658004873
Release Date: 2015-07-31
Genre: Social Science

Wie leisten Menschen Ordnung in Beziehungen? Wie gewinnt "Dreck" soziale Bedeutung? Von Totengräbern in Siebenbürgen zu lap-dancern in den USA haben sich die Beiträge einer "geerdeten Soziologie" verschrieben, die den Alltag neugierig betrachtet, um seine verborgenen lokalen Ordnungsleistungen zu entdecken. Der "Alltag" wird dabei nicht als abgetrennte Sektion der Welt beschrieben: Es steht nicht "Alltag" gegen "Ausnahme". "Alltag" ist vielmehr ein Zugriff zur Perspektivenänderung, die eine Orientierung zur konstanten Leistung von Bedeutung in einem pluralistischen, "dicht bevölkerten" Universum herstellt. Dieser Band bietet eine lebensweltliche, ethnografisch orientierte und interpretative Soziologie, die die Welt verrätselt und enträtselt, indem sie einen Einblick in die "Matrix" dieser Welt an einem bestimmten ihrer Knotenpunkte zeigt: Alltäglichkeiten sind von ihr als aufwändige und kreative Leistungen zu erkennen, die alles andere als "natürlich" oder "selbstverständlich" sind.

Hardcore von Herzen

Author: Annie Sprinkle
Publisher: Edition Nautilus
ISBN: 9783960541653
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Performing Arts

Annie Sprinkle, Sexarbeiterin und Performance-Künstlerin, unterminiert die Konventionen, auch die der Pornoindustrie: Sie fordert die Präsentation ihres eigenen Körpers zurück. In ihren Shows geht es um Sex, Prostitution und sexuelle Grenzüberschreitungen. Sie stellt die sexuellen Identitäten in Frage, streitet sich mit dem Feminismus und provoziert das Publikum. Annie Sprinkle ist die wohl bekannteste Vertreterin von Performance-Künstlerinnen der ersten Stunde, die Sex und den Grenzbereich zur Pornographie in den Mittelpunkt ihrer Arbeit rücken. Die Gesellschaft braucht Träumer, genau wie die Individuen träumen, um nicht verrückt zu werden - Annie Sprinkle läd uns ein, an ihren Träumen teilzuhaben und unsere eigenen Träume und Phantasien zu erforschen. In diesem Band sind Annie Sprinkles Texte rund um Sex und Porno versammelt, Interviews mit ihr und Texte ihrer Shows.

Pole Dancing f r jede Frau

Author: Sheila Kelley
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864136047
Release Date: 2008-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Für den Film The Blue Iguana, in dem Sheila Kelley eine Go-Go-Tänzerin spielte, besuchte sie monatelang einen Strip Club, um mit zwei Stripperinnen zu trainieren und ihre Bewegungen nachzuahmen. Dabei stellte sie fest, dass das Strippen und Tanzen an der Stange nie jemals unterrichtet wurde, sondern jede für sich ihre eigene Technik selbst entwickelte. Sheila war so fasziniert, dass sie begann, ihr eigenes Pole-Dancing-Programm zu entwickeln: den S-Faktor, angelehnt an die angeborene weibliche S-Form, die die Basis für die Techniken und Bewegungen darstellt. Sie selbst sagt, dass sie sich durch das Strip-Workout stärker, selbstbewusster und vor allem sexier fühlt – und dieses Gefühl möchte sie auch ihren Teilnehmerinnen vermitteln. Dieses Strip-Workout ist ein hartes Training mit anfangs ungewöhnlichen, aber sinnlichen und erotischen Bewegungen zugleich, die jeden Muskel trainieren. Der Körper wird straffer, fester und beweglicher. Jede Übung ist Schritt-für-Schritt erklärt und reich bebildert. Außerdem hat Sheila verschiedene Strip-Workouts zusammengestellt – vom 15-Minuten-Workout bis zum Special-Strip am Valentinstag.

Auf den ersten Blick

Author: Danny Wallace
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641088040
Release Date: 2012-08-27
Genre: Fiction

Und es hat klick gemacht Gibt es Liebe auf den ersten Blick? Jason glaubt nicht daran. Ganz im Gegenteil, seitdem ihn seine letzte Freundin verlassen hat, sieht er in Sachen Liebe schwarz. Bis er eines Tages einer jungen Frau beim Einsteigen in ein Taxi hilft. Sie schaut ihn an, und bei Jason macht es klick. Doch bevor er auch nur ein Wort herausbringt, ist das Taxi weg. Zurück bleibt eine Einwegkamera mit zwölf Fotos. Jason zögert, doch dann lässt er die Bilder entwickeln und macht sich mithilfe seines Kumpels Dev auf die Suche nach der Unbekannten. Eine witzige und hinreißend romantische Odyssee durch London beginnt.