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The happy stripper : pleasures and politics of the new burlesque

Author: Jacki Willson
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States of America and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, ©2008.
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"If the burlesque stripper, with her bawdy spirit and unruly insubordination, has emerged for many as a new 'empowering' model for the sexually aware woman, then she also strikes horror in the heard of second wave feminism. Embodied by high profile artists such as Dita von Teese and Catherine d'Lish, the explosive revival of striptease, burlesque and overt female sexual performance has proved no less alluring to a  Read more...
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Willson, Jacki.
Happy stripper.
London : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States of America and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, ©2008
(OCoLC)646910837
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacki Willson
ISBN: 9781845113186 1845113187
OCLC Number: 141385251
Description: vii, 232 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Burlesque Body as Spectacle The 'Leg Business' Powers of Seduction Guerrilla Theatre
Responsibility: Jacki Willson.

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If the burlesque stripper, with her bawdy spirit and unruly insubordination, has emerged for many as a new 'empowering' model for the sexually aware woman, then she also strikes horror in the heart  Read more...

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''From London to New York, the new burlesque bars and clubs are attracting audience that would baulk at frequenting a pub with a strip show on Saturday nights...It's this new phenomenon that Wilson Read more...

 
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