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Author Colosi, Rachela.

Title Dirty Dancing : An Ethnography of Lap Dancing
Edition 1st ed
Published Cullompton : Willan Publishing, 2017
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (207 pages)
Series Routledge Advances in Ethnography Ser
Routledge Advances in Ethnography Ser
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introducing the ethnography: working and researching in a 'deviant' occupation -- My story -- Research motivation, significance and approach -- The dancing-ethnographer -- Conceptualizing lap-dancing -- Chapter outline -- Notes -- 2 Lap-dancing and the night-time economy -- Commercializing lap-dancing -- Legislating on and regulating lap-dancing -- Notes -- 3 Rules, contracts and players -- Rules, rotas and contracts -- Dancers' earnings -- The lap-dance -- The sit-down -- The stage show -- Starlets' main players -- Notes -- 4 Introducing Starlets -- a lap-dancing club setting -- The heart of the action: Starlets -- The changing room -- The managers' office -- The main floor -- The main stage -- Dance reception -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Karen's story -- Part 1: starting out ... -- 5 Becoming a dancer -- Entry routes -- The complexity of dancer motivation -- Getting in: the audition -- Notes -- Karen's story -- Part 2: working at Starlets -- 6 Learning to lap-dance: an apprenticeship -- The apprenticeship -- New and under scrutiny -- Forming relationships with other dancers -- Making adjustments -- The tacit rules -- Developing dancing skills -- Notes -- 7 Experiencing lap-dancing -- The cynical performance -- Social and emotional rituals -- The experience of stigma -- Feeling the strain of lap-dancing -- Notes -- 8 Being established -- Old-school privileges -- Maintenance of the tacit rules -- Re-establishing status -- The meaning of status -- Notes -- Karen's story -- Part 3: leaving Starlets -- 9 Leaving Starlets -- Saying goodbye -- Exit routes -- Dismissal -- Returning to Starlets -- Notes -- 10 Lap-dancing: complex and contradictory -- Power and resistance -- Worker exploitation -- Dancer morality -- The future? What future?
Epilogue: the last dance ... -- Bibliography -- Index
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Subject Stripteasers - England, Northern - Social conditions
Form Electronic book
Author Hobbs, Dick.
Pearson, Geoffrey.
ISBN 1351569406
9781351569408