Flesh for Fantasy
Producing and Consuming Exotic Dance
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Flesh for Fantasy by Danielle Egan
Book DescriptionA rising interest in stripping as a form of exercise has attracted celebrities such as Teri Hatcher This book gives a glimpse of what exotic dancing is like from the eyes of the stripper, and reignites the fundamental debate of empowerment vs exploitation. It is useful for those concerned with sexual politics and interested workers in related industries. With a recent burst of feature films, documentaries, and books on strippers, the business of exotic dancing is hotter than ever. Over the last decade, there has been a steadily expanding interest in exotic dance, from its role as an "art form" to its benefits as a means of exercise. While the breadth of discussion generated on this topic has expanded, the fundamental debate remains the same: are female strippers empowering themselves or allowing themselves to be exploited? With her follow-up to "Jane Sexes It Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire", M. Lisa Johnson moves beyond the old debates, and gives the reader a glimpse of what exotic dancing is like through the eyes of the stripper. The essays in "Flesh for Fantasy" cover everything from workplace policies and conditions, legal restrictions, customer behavior, and the struggle to overcome the stereotypes associated with the profession.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560257219
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Danielle Egan
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This book takes an in-depth look at the relationships exotic dancers have with their regular customers, and explores the limits of using feminist theory to discuss sex work. This is an accessible, revealing, and new look at a perennially intriguing and divisive subject - ideal teaching material for undergraduate courses in a variety of fields.
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Author Biography - Danielle Egan
M. Lisa Johnson, PhD, has worked as a stripper and is the editor of Jane Sexes It Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire (Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002), a collection of essays on third wave feminism and sexual politics. She teaches American literature and women's studies at Coastal Carolina University
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