↠ Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town || ☆ PDF Read by ☆ Susan Dewey

By Susan Dewey | Comments: ( 265 ) | Date: ( Apr 03, 2020 )

This path breaking book examines the lives of five topless dancers in the economically devastated rust belt of upstate New York With insight and empathy, Susan Dewey shows how these women negotiate their lives as parents, employees, and family members while working in a profession widely regarded as incompatible with motherhood and fidelity Neither disparaging nor romaThis path breaking book examines the lives of five topless dancers in the economically devastated rust belt of upstate New York With insight and empathy, Susan Dewey shows how these women negotiate their lives as parents, employees, and family members while working in a profession widely regarded as incompatible with motherhood and fidelity Neither disparaging nor romanticizing her subjects, Dewey investigates the complicated dynamic of performance, resilience, economic need, and emotional vulnerability that comprises the life of a stripper An accessibly written text that uses academic theories and methods to make sense of feminized labor, Neon Wasteland shows that sex work is part of the learned process by which some women come to believe that their self esteem, material worth, and possibilities for life improvement are invested in their bodies.


  • Title: Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town
  • Author: Susan Dewey
  • ISBN: 9780520266919
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town

  • Alison

    You'll have to forgive some of the fuzziness of this review, but I've had a beach holiday between when I finished reading it and now, and the things I sharply wanted to say are now less clear.Dewey's book is a strong piece if cultural anthropology, writing up the results of her decade-ago graduate studies assignment looking at the workers in a rust-belt upstate NY strip club. Dewey is well read, and clear, and her summaries of existing scholarship in the field are welcome. The very earnest acade [...]


  • Becky Thornton

    Neon Wasteland chronicles the lives of exotic dancers. Her ethnography shows an interesting view on why women enter the world of stripping and why they stay there. Her methodology is solid for an ethnographic piece but her study only looks at one club in one city. Her work would have been far more interesting had she incorporated a comparison with another kind of establishment. That being said, this is a well written study, easy to read, and goes into great detail of the lives of the women that [...]


  • Cassandra

    I have to say that I find most research, ethnographies or otherwise, dull, poorly written, or lacking added value. Overall, I would say that Dewey had interesting things to say and told it in a way that was captivating. The only thing I can really knock in her writing style was that she repeated the same words a lot (I'm looking at you, "myriad"). I would definitely recommend this book!


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