Spinning the pole: A discursive analysis of the websites of recreational pole dancing studios

@article{Donaghue2011SpinningTP,
  title={Spinning the pole: A discursive analysis of the websites of recreational pole dancing studios},
  author={N. Donaghue and Tim Kurz and Kally Whitehead},
  journal={Feminism & Psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={443 - 457}
}
  • N. Donaghue, Tim Kurz, Kally Whitehead
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Feminism & Psychology
  • Pole dancing is an activity that came to prominence in strip clubs. Despite its widespread reinvention as a fitness activity for women, pole dancing is still strongly associated with, and indeed trades on, its exotic, erotic and sexual connotations. In this article, we examine how the pole dancing industry portrays itself to potential participants via a discursive analysis of the websites of 15 major pole dancing studios in Australia. In particular, we examine some of the ways in which pole… CONTINUE READING
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