By Katy Pilcher
Erotic dance is among the such a lot contentious matters in feminist debates at the present time and a resource of fascination in media and well known cultural representations. but, why is it that we presently comprehend so little approximately those that practice erotic dance for lady clients, or the stories of those spectators themselves?
The results of a different research inside of of the UK’s relaxation venues, Erotic functionality and Spectatorship seeks to rectify the aforementioned loss of perception. via shiny ethnographies of a lesbian relaxation venue and a male strip express, Pilcher’s study advances key debates concerning the gender and sexual politics of erotic dance, when at the same time touching on those to debates in regards to the intercourse extra largely. This publication additionally subverts prior assumptions that basically ladies practice erotic dance and merely males spectate. hence, this publication sticks out among different educational bills, constructing the controversy past the confirmed specialise in erotic dance as both empowering or degrading.
This new contribution to the learn of erotic dance – which supplies a clean theoretical standpoint combining queer and feminist theorising, as well as wealthy empirical proof – will attract educational researchers and either undergraduate and postgraduate scholars in the fields of sociology, gender reports, sexuality reports, homosexual & lesbian experiences, feminism and different neighbouring disciplines. it's going to even be of curiosity to feminist and intercourse paintings activists, coverage makers, and practitioners.
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Erotic Performance and Spectatorship: New Frontiers in Erotic Dance (Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex for Sale) by Katy Pilcher