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Women get into stripping for money, writes Dr. Bernadete Barton, and the experience the girls have throughout their career in exotic dancing varies. Dr....

Women get into stripping for money, writes Dr. Bernadete Barton, and the experience the girls have throughout their career in exotic dancing varies. Dr. Barton uses Stripped: More Stories from Exotic Dancers, Completely Revised and Updated Edition (NYU Press, 2017) to take readers inside countless strip bars and clubs, from upscale to back road and specialty lap dancing, table dancing, topless only, and peep shows, to provide up close and personal exposure to the lives of exotic dancers. Join us as Dr. Barton takes a no holds barred approach to explaining the transformation of the strip club since the original publication of this research, the change in behavior both male and female patrons show in the clubs, and the the impact technology has had on strip clubs. Dr. Barton also gifts us with a sneak peek of her newest book project on the effects of raunch culture beyond the walls of the strip club.


Michael O. Johnston is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at William Penn University. He is currently conducting research on the placemaking associated with the development of farmers’ market.