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dc.contributor.advisorGregg, Gary S., 1949-
dc.contributor.authorEldridge, Jessica A.
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-27T19:44:06Z
dc.date.available2009-07-27T19:44:06Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10920/9612
dc.description124 p.
dc.description.abstractAlthough female strippers often constitute a topic of public discourse, current academic research has often employed a framework of deviance, failing to encapsulate the entirety of dancers' identities and experiences. The current study is an ethnography of the stripping subculture, sketched through field notes at 9 strip clubs in the Midwestern United States and interviews with 12 female strippers. Features of identity construction focusing on the sales and service-oriented aspects of stripping are analyzed in the context of social role theory. These include role authenticity, emotional labor, and role distancing, as well as their implications for self-esteem and assertiveness. Narrative resistance strategies are also examined. Above all, this study seeks to present dancers in their own words as agents of their identity formations.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Psychology Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Psychology.
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleUndressed: A Narrative Analysis of Identity Construction among Female Exotic Dancersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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