Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Susan Dewey

Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town

University of California Press
Publication date: January 2011
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This path-breaking book examines the lives of five topless dancers in the economically devastated "rust belt" of upstate New York. With insight and empathy, Susan Dewey shows how these women negotiate their lives as parents, employees, and family members while working in a profession widely regarded as incompatible with motherhood and fidelity. Neither disparaging nor romanticizing her subjects, Dewey investigates the complicated dynamic of performance, resilience, economic need, and emotional vulnerability that comprises the life of a stripper. An accessibly written text that uses academic theories and methods to make sense of feminized labor, Neon Wasteland shows that sex work is part of the learned process by which some women come to believe that their self-esteem, material worth, and possibilities for life improvement are invested in their bodies.
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Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Susan Dewey
University of California Press, January 2011
ISBN: 9780520948310
EAN:  9780520948310
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $30.95 eBook price: $27.99
Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Susan Dewey
University of California Press, January 2011
ISBN: 9780520948310
EAN:  2370004285986
ePub (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $30.95 eBook price: $27.99