Strip

Strip

Taking off one's clothes in gentlemen's clubs can be degrading, or it can be a feminist act.

Strip

Taking off one's clothes in gentlemen's clubs can be degrading, or it can be a feminist act.

Paperback £13.99 || $22.95

Jun 29, 2018
978-1-78535-737-4

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Jun 29, 2018
978-1-78535-738-1

Catlyn Ladd
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Cultural & social, Women, Women's studies

Synopsis

The exotic dancer exists in popular culture most often as scenery. When she is allowed to speak, she does so to the male protagonist and is either the conniving woman attempting to relieve the hero of the cash in his wallet, or fallen woman in need of rescue. She is rarely named, existing only as a backdrop, red lights flashing on pliant flesh like a crime scene. She is white, blonde, slim, with large breasts. She is stripper Barbie, plastic porn.

Strip brings nuance to a subject that is often overlooked, ignored, or otherwise silenced. To all readers of human culture interested in the anthropology of what it means to be a sex object in modern America, this book is about much more than stripping. It argues that gentlemen’s clubs are a microcosm that distills the female experience of patriarchal culture. On the body of woman is written male desire. In the eyes of woman, gazing at the male, culture can truly be seen.

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