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Undressed for success : beauty contestants and exotic dancers as merchants of morality

Author: Brenda Foley
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Series: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using the tools of performance studies, gender theory, and cultural history, Brenda Foley explores the striking similarities between beauty pageantry and striptease. Undressed for Success features extensive primary source research--newspapers, journals, trade publications, photography collections, press releases, memoirs, and interviews with both strippers and pageant contestants.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Foley
ISBN: 1403969930 9781403969934
OCLC Number: 57243330
Description: xii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
"Stripping the Light Fantastic": Historical Cross-Pollination in Staged Female Exposure --
"It Ain't What You Do, It's the Way What You Do It": Segmenting Female Spectacle on the Basis of Constructed Morality --
Artifice and Authenticity: Parallels in Performance Approach --
Performing Normalcy --
Economics and Advancement: or, Flesh-for-Cash Transactions and the Cinderella Myth --
Naked Politics: Regulating and Legislating Female Display --
Afterword.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Responsibility: Brenda Foley.
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