`Empowerment' and the Pole: A Discursive Investigation of the Reinvention of Pole Dancing as a Recreational Activity

@article{Whitehead2009EmpowermentAT,
  title={`Empowerment' and the Pole: A Discursive Investigation of the Reinvention of Pole Dancing as a Recreational Activity},
  author={Kally Whitehead and Tim Kurz},
  journal={Feminism & Psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={224 - 244}
}
  • Kally Whitehead, Tim Kurz
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Feminism & Psychology
  • The activity of `pole dancing' has recently been transformed from an act performed exclusively in strip clubs to one currently marketed as a form of aerobic exercise. While much feminist academic work has investigated aspects of the sex industry, such as stripping, very little research has been conducted into this recent social phenomenon of pole dancing as a recreational activity. This study takes a feminist poststructuralist approach to the investigation of this topic through the discursive… CONTINUE READING
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