Swinging around the pole : sexuality, fitness, and stripper stigma in erotic dancing classes

@inproceedings{GmezRamrez2007SwingingAT,
  title={Swinging around the pole : sexuality, fitness, and stripper stigma in erotic dancing classes},
  author={Oralia G{\'o}mez-Ram{\'i}rez},
  year={2007}
}
In this thesis, I examine issues relating to pole dancing classes as performed in Vancouver, Canada. Pole dancing classes are programs inspired by erotic dancing, offered largely in fitness studios that have appeared during the past five years. Based on interviews with two instructors and eight students of pole dancing, participant-observations, and archival data, I address three themes that emerged during my field research. First, I describe the erotic fitness scene in the city. Second, I… 
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