Defining the emotional contours of exotic dance

  title={Defining the emotional contours of exotic dance},
  author={Kari A. Lerum},
  journal={Sexuality and Culture},
Recent years have witnessed a surge of investigative and reflective writings about sex work, many by sex workers themselves. Katherine Frank and Elisabeth Eaves’ books are recent additions to this growing field of study. In G-Strings and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire, Katherine Frank analyzes the contexts and meanings of strip clubs for heterosexual male clients. In Bare: On Women, Dancing, Sex, and Power, Elisabeth Eaves recounts her experiences as a peep show dancer and… 
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"A Hangout with a View" Rural Strip Clubs: An Ethnographic Exploration
For the last four decades, social scientists have been exploring the many aspects of the strip clubs in the US. Such studies have illuminated the culture surrounding strip clubs and also sparked
Educating Students About the Social Constructs of Sex Work: Integrating a Course Focused on Prostitution into the Social Work Curriculum
This dissertation explores the reasons for the inclusion of a course focused on sex work, particularly prostitution, in the social work curriculum of graduate schools of social work. An anonymous


Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry
The authors of this book are the experts - street prostitutes, exotic dancers, nude models, escorts, porn actresses and workers in massage parlours - and they testify to the realities of sex work.
G-Strings and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire
Based on her experiences as a stripper in a city she calls Laurelton—a southeastern city renowned for its strip clubs—anthropologist Katherine Frank provides a fascinating insider’s account of the
Bare: On Women, Sex, and Power
  • G-Strings and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male
  • 2002