Bumping and Grinding On the Line: Making Nudity Pay

  title={Bumping and Grinding On the Line: Making Nudity Pay},
  author={Becki L. Ross},
  journal={Labour/Le Travail},
  • B. Ross
  • Published 2 February 2000
  • Art
  • Labour/Le Travail
This paper invites labour and queer historians and sociologists to reconsider frameworks that have excluded attention to experiences of female workers who, throughout the 20th century, supplied sexual services to (largely) male consumers. Specifically, Vancouver, BC, 1945-1980, acts as a case study for the exploration of postwar erotic entertainment — burlesque, go-go dancing, and striptease. Preliminary archival and ethnographic findings reveal the working conditions and artistic influences of… 

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    TDR/The Drama Review
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