“Live Through This With Me”: Memoirs of Erotic Dance and Agency

dc.contributor.authorMahon, Andriaen
dc.contributor.departmentGender Studiesen
dc.contributor.supervisorTolmie, Janeen
dc.date2013-09-28 21:16:23.247
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-01T21:12:41Z
dc.date.available2013-10-01T21:12:41Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-01
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Gender Studies) -- Queen's University, 2013-09-28 21:16:23.247en
dc.description.abstractThis project is a discourse analysis of first-person and ethnographic writings published between the years 2000 to 2012, written by cis-gendered women who have worked or are working as erotic dancers. Utilizing frameworks of “whore feminism” and whiteness I argue that the works under examination within this project assail the victim/agent dichotomy that has historically dominated discourses surrounding sex workers, which ignore what erotic dancers themselves have to say about female empowerment and how they choose to define themselves. By examining the issues of self-presentation that arise within the context of autobiographical work, I interrogate the tensions inherent within the erotic dance industry surrounding assumed motivations for engaging in the industry; measurements of success for erotic dancers; and how stigmatization impacts the lives of dancers and their loved ones. The project highlights ways in which erotic dance memoirs at once open up new critical and theoretical spaces and also problematically reinforce patriarchal stereotypes.en
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/8361
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectSex Worken
dc.subjectErotic Danceen
dc.subjectWhore Feminismen
dc.subjectDiscourse Analysisen
dc.subjectLabouren
dc.title“Live Through This With Me”: Memoirs of Erotic Dance and Agencyen
dc.typethesisen
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
Mahon_Andria_E_201309_MA.pdf
Size:
793 KB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
License bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
license.txt
Size:
1.64 KB
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description: