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The Resource Neon girls : a stripper's education in protest and power, Jennifer Worley

Neon girls : a stripper's education in protest and power, Jennifer Worley

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Neon girls : a stripper's education in protest and power
Title
Neon girls
Title remainder
a stripper's education in protest and power
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Worley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A riveting true story of a young woman's days stripping in grunge-era San Francisco where a radical group of dancers banded together to unionize and run the club on their own terms. When graduate student Jenny Worley needed a fast way to earn more money, she found herself at the door of the Lusty Lady Theater in San Francisco, auditioning on a stage surrounded by mirrors, in platform heels, and not much else. So began Jenny's career as a stripper strutting the peepshow stage as her alter-ego "Polly" alongside women called Octopussy and Amnesia. But this wasn't your run-of-the-mill strip club--it was a peepshow populated by free-thinking women who talked feminist theory and swapped radical zines like lipstick. As management's discriminatory practices and the rise of hidden cameras stir up tension among the dancers, Jenny rallies them to demand change. Together, they organize the first strippers' union in the world and risk it all to take over the club and run it as a co-operative. Refusing to be treated as sex objects or disposable labor, they become instead the rulers of their kingdom. Jenny's elation over the Lusty Lady's revolution is tempered by her evolving understanding of the toll dancing has taken on her. When she finally hangs up her heels for good to finish her Ph.D., neither Jenny nor San Francisco are the same--but she and the cadre of wild, beautiful, brave women who run the Lusty Lady come out on top despite it all. A first-hand account as only an insider could tell it, Neon Girls paints a vivid picture of a bygone San Francisco and a fiercely feminist world within the sex industry, asking sharp questions about what keeps women from fighting for their rights, who benefits from capitalizing on desire, and how we can change entrenched systems of power
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worley, Jennifer
Dewey number
792.7092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1949.S7
LC item number
W57 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Worley, Jennifer
  • Stripteasers
  • Women labor union members
  • Labor unions
  • Nightclubs
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Labor unions
  • Nightclubs
  • Social conditions
  • Stripteasers
  • Women labor union members
  • California
Label
Neon girls : a stripper's education in protest and power, Jennifer Worley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How a nice girl like me -- Polly -- The daily bump and grind -- Exotic dancers union -- Freelance -- No justice? No piece! -- Seizing the means of production -- Under nude management -- Epilogue: the last dance
Control code
on1130665380
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780062971326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Neon girls : a stripper's education in protest and power, Jennifer Worley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How a nice girl like me -- Polly -- The daily bump and grind -- Exotic dancers union -- Freelance -- No justice? No piece! -- Seizing the means of production -- Under nude management -- Epilogue: the last dance
Control code
on1130665380
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780062971326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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