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Stripped : Reading the Erotic Body / Maggie M. Werner.

Author/Creator:
Werner, Maggie M., author., Author,
Publication:
University Park, PA : Penn State University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (216 pages) : 18 illustrations
Series:
RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric ; 14
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Stripped examines the ways in which erotic bodies communicate in performance and as cultural figures. Focusing on symbols independent of language, Maggie M. Werner explores the signs and signals of erotic dance, audience responses to these codes, and how this exchange creates embodied rhetoric.Informed by her own ethnographic research conducted in strip clubs and theaters, Werner analyzes the movement, dress, and cosmetic choices of topless dancers and neo-burlesque performers. Drawing on critical methods of analysis, she develops approaches for interpreting embodied erotic rhetoric and the marginal cultural practices that construct women's public erotic bodies. She follows these bodies out into the streets-into the protest spaces where sex workers and anti-rape activists challenge discourses about morality and victimhood and struggle to remake their own identities. Throughout, Werner showcases the voices of these performers and in the analyses shares her experiences as an audience member, interviewer, and paying customer. The result is a uniquely personal and erudite study that advances conversations about women's agency and erotic performance, moving beyond the binary that views the erotic body as either oppressed or empowered.Theoretically sophisticated and delightfully intimate, Stripped is an important contribution to the study of the rhetoric of the body and to rhetorical and performance studies more broadly.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Embodied Criticism of the Erotic Body
1 Deploying Delivery as Critical Method: Neo- Burlesque's Embodied Rhetoric
2 "You're Bound to Find Out She Don't Love You": Genre and the Erotic Body
3 The Pleasures of Process: Neo-Burlesque's Seductive Rhetoric
4 "I Am a Woman. This Is My Body": Rearticulating Identity in Sex-Work Activism
5 (Anti- )Feminist Monsters: Alterity Rhetorics and the Signifying Body
Conclusion: Embodied Erotic Rhetoric's Acceptance and Rejection
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Aug 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780271088341
OCLC:
1253313582
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780271088341 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.