What's so feminist about garters and bustiers? Neo-burlesque as post-feminist sexual liberation

  title={What's so feminist about garters and bustiers? Neo-burlesque as post-feminist sexual liberation},
  author={Kay Siebler},
  journal={Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={561 - 573}
  • Kay Siebler
  • Published 3 September 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Gender Studies
The performance art of burlesque is gaining popularity in North American culture, but with many ‘neo-burlesque’ performers, critical reflection or commentary on the politics of female sexuality is glaringly absent or summarily dismissed. Neo-burlesque could be a feminist rewriting and reclaiming of a Western dance form, which showcased women simpering sexily for her audience. However, in order for neo-burlesque to have a feminist tone, it needs to do more than incorporate women of various… Expand
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