Young Female Exotic Dancers Analytical Essay by Nicky

Young Female Exotic Dancers
A brief look at the attitude, involvement and experience of young female exotic dancers.
# 145523 | 773 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 14, 2010 in Women Studies (General) , Gender and Sexuality (General) , Dance (General)

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The paper looks at the research on exotic dancers to determine the manner in which female exotic dancers perceive themselves and feel supported by society, culture and family. The paper discusses the issue of women as sex objects and describes these dancers' isolated and inclusive family and social network. The paper also touches upon the issue of religion in this social group.

From the Paper:

"Exotic dancers have become a serious topic of discussion in a culture where challenging the social taboos is occurring more rapidly than ever before and where the backlash of challenging just what these social taboos says about individual and culture pervade the academic world. Yet, there are clearly only very few research based works on exotic dancers and how they see themselves, feel culturally supported or other ethnographic issues alone or in comparison to other women and men of their age and demographic. Limited research offers limited but interesting insights into the culture of the young female exotic dancer."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Benoit, Cecilia, and Frances M. Shaver. 2006. Critical Issues and New Directions in Sex Work research/Enjeux Cruciaux et Nouvelles Orientations Dans la Recherche Sur le Travail Du Sexe. The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 43, no. 3: 243..
  • Downs, Daniel M., Shaan James, and Gloria Cowan. 2006. Body Objectification, Self-Esteem, and Relationship Satisfaction: A Comparison of Exotic Dancers and College Women. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 54: 745.
  • Lewis, Jacqueline. 1998. Learning to Strip: The Socialization Experiences of Exotic Dancers. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 7, no. 1: 51.
  • Liepe-Levinson, Katherine. 2001. Strip Show: Performances of Gender and Desire. New York: Routledge.

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