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Conclusion

Susan Dewey

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the individual life choices of the dancers, and their perceptions of sustainable alternatives to work in the legal sex industry must be understood in the context of feminized ... More


Everyday Survival Strategies

Susan Dewey

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter offers a critical analysis of dancers' decision-making processes, some of which have had extremely negative effects on their lives. It discusses how Vixens' dancers negotiated the ... More


Being a Good Mother in a “Bad” Profession

Susan Dewey

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the emotional worlds of Vixens' dancers, both inside and outside their profession. It discusses the dancers' roles as mothers and caregivers. Furthermore, it reveals the ... More


Pseudointimacy and Romantic Love

Susan Dewey

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reveals the emotional entanglements that shape the lives of Vixens' dancers with both clients and romantic partners. It presents narratives of Vixens' dancers, which reflect the ... More


Calculating Risks, Surviving Danger

Susan Dewey

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes how dancers maintain themselves in Vixens fraught and often dangerous environment by developing a set of survival skills that draw upon broader cultural customs that exclude ... More


Body Work and the Feminization of Poverty

Susan Dewey

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter raises the question of the feminization of poverty and concomitant monetary value assigned to young women's reproductive potential and sexuality, based on the analyses of the survival ... More


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