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G-strings and sympathy : strip club regulars and male desire

Author: Katherine Frank
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
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Frank's ethnography draws on her work as an exotic dancer in five clubs, as well as on her interviews with over thirty regular customers. Reflecting on the customers' dual desires for intimacy and visibility, she explores their paradoxical longings for "authentic" interactions with the dancers, the ways these aspirations are expressed within the highly controlled and regulated strip clubs, and how they relate to  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Frank, Katherine, 1968-
G-strings and sympathy.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Frank
ISBN: 0822329816 9780822329817 0822329727 9780822329725
OCLC Number: 49610945
Description: xxx, 331 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Observing the observers --
Laurelton and its strip clubs --
Interlude, Strawberries (fiction) --
Just trying to relax --
The pursuit of the fantasy penis --
Interlude, Fakes (fiction) --
"I'm not like the other guys" --
Hustlers, pros, and the girl next door --
Interlude, The management of hunger (fiction) --
The crowded bedroom --
Disciplining erotic practice.
Responsibility: Katherine Frank.
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Provides an account of the personal and cultural fantasies motivating heterosexual, male strip club "regulars." This title shows how the dynamics of male pleasure and privilege in strip clubs are  Read more...


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"G-Strings and Sympathy effortlessly merges the personal with the polemical, the scholarly with the serendipitous, and the earthy with the esoteric. Informed, intelligent, yet always accessible, Read more...

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