The Naked Result: How Exotic Dance Became Big Business by Jessica Berson

By Jessica Berson

we have now grown familiar with company impact in stores, eating places, or even better education-but what occurs while organizations take over hope? The bare consequence: How unique Dance grew to become huge Business explores the altering global of striptease, tracing its course from the unruly underground to brightly lit, branded 'gentlemen's clubs.' Drawing on her personal event as an unique dancer, Jessica Berson examines the ways in which striptease embodies conflicting notions of race, classification, and feminine sexuality, and the way the unique dance deploys those changes to codify and commodify our erotic mind's eye. Chain golf equipment, health courses, and tune movies are relocating unique dance into the mainstream, stripping its ancient strength to embrace and convey subversive desires-erotic and otherwise-and generate resistant modes of girl erotic subjectivity. via case stories together with Boston's wrestle quarter within the 1970s-80s, the advance of lap dancing in London within the Nineteen Nineties, and the triumph of company striptease in post-Giuliani big apple urban within the final decade,The bare consequence reveals an that more and more eradicates individuality and organisation with a purpose to elevate gains. finally, The bare end result argues that corporatization has cheerfully smothered the range of wish and expression for either dancers and buyers, repackaging the main mysterious human feelings into simply branded reports not more own or strong than these to be present in any themed eating place or espresso mega-chain.

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