Flexible Workers: Labour, Regulation and the Political by Teela Sanders,Kate Hardy

By Teela Sanders,Kate Hardy

Striptease and different sorts of erotic dance more and more make up a wide, profitable and visual a part of the intercourse industries within the uk and 'lap dancing' has turn into the focal point of many very important modern debates approximately gender, paintings and sexuality. This new e-book from Teela Sanders and Kate Hardy strikes clear of the extra conventional specialise in the relatives among dancers and consumers, to a spotlight on legislation and the operating stipulations skilled by means of these operating in stripping paintings. Drawing on interviews, survey info and player remark with dancers, managers, regulators and different employees, Sanders and Hardy current the 1st ever national research of the stripping and the operating lives of these inside of it.

The booklet explores the explanations for the growth of the within the uk and the studies, reviews and views of these that produce and form it. putting dancers' voices centre level, it examines the broader political financial system which shapes dancers' engagement in employment within the stripping undefined, pointing in the direction of the broader stipulations of the labour industry and starting to be privatisation of upper schooling as explanatory components for its labour offer. In suggesting a brand new feminist politics of stripping, dancers voice their very own political expertise of erotic dance and an intersectional research of team spirit with staff within the stripping is foregrounded.

Presenting a 360 measure view of the undefined, this ground-breaking learn provides systematic proof for the 1st time in this quarter of social lifestyles which has turn into vital as a technique of survival, classification mobility and concrete accumulation. it's going to attract undergraduate and postgraduate scholars around the fields of criminology, sociology, geography, labour stories and gender experiences, in addition to regulators, activists or even dancers themselves.

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