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ISBN: 0822383993
Author: Katherine Frank
Publisher: Not Avail
Pages: 365
Category: Humor
Subcategory: Humour
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 298
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G-Strings and Sympathy effortlessly merges the personal with the polemical, the scholarly with the serendipitous, and . Katherine Frank’s book is highly intelligent, original, illuminating, extremely readable, and, to say the least, brave.

G-Strings and Sympathy effortlessly merges the personal with the polemical, the scholarly with the serendipitous, and the earthy with the esoteric. Lily Burana, author of Strip City: A Stripper's Farewell Journey Across America. Anne McClintock, author of Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest.

She considers how regular visits to strip clubs are not necessarily antithetical to marriage or long-term heterosexual .

She considers how regular visits to strip clubs are not necessarily antithetical to marriage or long-term heterosexual relationships, but are based on particular beliefs about marriage and monogamy that make these clubs desirable venues.

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Horris was so big that his mother had to stand on her tiptoes to rock his cradle and she had to climb on eleven books just to kiss him goodnight.

She considers how regular visits to strip clubs are not necessarily . Anne McClintock, author of Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest, "recious little has been said about the individuals who drive this industry: the customers. G-Strings and Sympathy offers a unique, intelligent, sympathetic.

G-strings and Sympathy. The American imagination demands the real thing and, to attain it, must fabricate the absolute fake.

G-Strings and Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire(2002). Frank's ethnography draws on her work as an exotic dancer in five strip clubs, as well as on interviews with over thirty regular ss men in their late-twenties to mid-fifties.

G-Strings and Sympathy : Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire. Tell us if something is incorrect. Duke University Press Books.

Strip clubs are a popular form of adult entertainment in the contemporary United States. Authors and affiliations. G-strings and sympathy: Strip club regulars and male desire. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Stripping, starving, and other ambiguous pleasures. In M. L. Johnson (E., Jane sexes it up: True confessions of feminist desire (pp. 171–206). New York: Four Walls, Eight Windows.

Comments:

Vetibert
If you are buying this book to be aroused, you will be dissapointed. If you are buying it like a novel, you will be dissapointed. What this book really is, is a repackaging of a doctoral dissertation for the curious masses. What are you curious about? Well, how the "customer" of the gentlemen's club thinks, why he thinks it, and what it means. This book is not about the dancers or what they think, it is about the customers. It is a very well researched, fully annotated and footnoted and referenced. This is a research paper, a long one. The author took the subject matter seriously and spent a few years working the clubs she wrote about. Mind you, this was not homoerotic fantasy she was living. This was serious research. She did not hide the fact she was doing scientific research, taking notes, doing structured and semistructured interviews etc. This is a dense piece, full of interesting information and written more like a research dissertation than a book. So expect rather monotone, dense, bland reading, but expect lots of interesting intelligence on the world of its subject matter, with solid reference support.

Final words. Now that I have warned you that this is not novel or erotic book (so look elswhere if that is what you are looking for, it was NOT what I was looking for), you may then put on your PhD psychologist/sociologist hat on and find some fault with the research methods employed. And well you should. There is bias and quasi-experimental method design and variant sample selection including straight up convenience sampling (which is just fine when used properly). But the thing is that is, it is still a book and not dissertation so I can't really get carried away can I?

This book is notable most for the perspective it takes. It asks about the customer not the performer. That makes it more of an anthropological exploration, a social psychology expose as well as a sociology experiment.

It is an interesting read, informative, and investigative. The cover picture is unfortunate for many potential readers I am afraid, cuz this aint a marital aid.
Gogal
Beneath the academic jargon and obfuscation in this book, there's a lot to like. The problem, however, is that jargon and obfuscation compose most of the book, making it hard to understand the many interesting insights that emerge from Frank's first person accounts.

Take this as an example: Frank cites David Harvey saying that "Spatial and temporal practices can thus 'appear as "realized myth" and so become an essential ideological ingredient to social reproduction'" (58–59), which essentially means that the things people do and when people do them form culture. But that would be too easy to understand to be a valid academic formulation, when we can use words like "practices" and "ideological" in place of "culture" and "cultural." Frank also seems surprised, or faux surprised, that different strip clubs specialize in different things.

The obvious gets its due: "All of the men I interviewed noted that the interactive nature of the encounters they had at strip clubs was a significant pleasurable part of the experience." If it wasn't pleasurable they presumably wouldn't go. Each problem on its own is minor. Taken together, they make the book not really worth reading—or, to use its own language, "interrogating."
Adrierdin
interesting research read.
Geny
While this is obviously adapted from academic material, Frank uses her experience as an exotic dancer to dig into the question of why men frequent strip clubs.
I'll grant that, superficially, this is a darned easy question to answer.
Still, one of the real strengths of the book is that Frank was able to see past her academic preconceptions and discover an emotional terrain that was not what she anticipated. The standard feminist analysis (male power and domination of women) didn't shed much light on male motivation. She considers a range of possible agendas, from the obvious to the esoteric, and never settles on a trite or doctrinaire analysis.
The book keeps feeling like its on the verge of a profound insight but it never seems to find it. Frankly, even though the author wasn't trying to focus on the women who work as exotic dancers, it was fascinating to learn the tricks and scripts used to create the illusion of intimacy and authenticity.
RUL
Good read. I enjoyed it thoroughly even though there was a lot of repeating...but it helped me gain insight on the industry.
Anardred
Good information and an interesting study of the motivations of folks who go to "The Club".
Nalmezar
Dr. Kate Frank sheds light on a much mis-understood subculture and and economy. More college text book than exciting prose, it should be (and probably is) required reading for anyone studying sexology or sex workers. Very interesting.
I've read a number of books dealing with this genre, but this was (by far) the most dry. It is extremely clinical, and reads more like a doctoral dissertation than a book. That's not to say that there weren't some interesting points made in the book, but you REALLY had to dig through the anthro jargon.
Franks cites other source a lot -- more than any other book I've read. Nearly every paragrah refers to an exterior source. I found this a little distracting.
Overall, I'm not sorry I read the book, but be prepared -- it does not wisk you along -- you really have to fight to glean Frank's points.

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