Pole Dancing, Empowerment and Embodiment

Hardcover | March 10, 2010

byS. Holland

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This book provides an international, multi-disciplinary empirical account of pole classes and how they fit into wider discourses about bodies and gender, and age and fitness. In particular, the book explores how women initiate agency and espouse liberation and empowerment through something as seemingly problematic as pole classes.

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This book provides an international, multi-disciplinary empirical account of pole classes and how they fit into wider discourses about bodies and gender, and age and fitness. In particular, the book explores how women initiate agency and espouse liberation and empowerment through something as seemingly problematic as pole classes.

SAMANTHA HOLLAND is Research Fellow, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:March 10, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230210384

ISBN - 13:9780230210387

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Introduction * Part I: The Context * From Circus and Sex... * To Fitness and Leisure * Methods, Ethics &--Reflections * Part II: The Classes  * A Beginners Journey * The Princess &--The Pea. Or, Exercise in Disguise * The Pole Community * Part III: Two Case Studies
* Pole-Da-Cise * Mens classes * Discussion &--Conclusions * Appendix: Table of Responses to Online Questionnaire * Bibliography