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dc.contributor.authorKruse, Emily Victoria
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-05T16:07:09Z
dc.date.available2014-03-05T16:07:09Z
dc.date.issued2002-05
dc.identifier.otherkruse_emily_v_200205_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/kruse_emily_v_200205_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29572
dc.description.abstractUsing interviews with twenty-one current and former erotic laborers, this paper examines how workers control customers. Peepshow dancing, phone sex, club dancing, lingerie modeling, erotic massage, bachelor party stripping, escorting, and domination are presented within their organizational contexts. This evidence shows that erotic labor is not inherently alienating but rather depends on the organizational context. Workers whose organizations offer support, as well as workers whose occupations are structured around strong subcultural norms, tend to experience their work as empowering. Workers whose organizations offer little support or are anomic tend to construct their work as alienating. This paper also explores feminist theories on sexuality, concluding that, because they do not consider organizational contexts, they are inadequate tools for assessing the variation in workers’ experiences.
dc.language"It's just like any other work, honey"
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectService work
dc.subjectSex work
dc.subjectErotic labor
dc.subjectOrganizational control
dc.subjectWorkplace norms
dc.subjectWorker control
dc.subjectFeminist theory
dc.subjectPeepshows
dc.subjectPhone sex
dc.subjectStrip clubs
dc.subjectExotic dancers
dc.subjectLingerie models
dc.subjectErotic massage
dc.subjectBachelor party strippers
dc.subjectEscorts
dc.subjectProfessional dominatrix
dc.subjectBDSM.
dc.title"It's just like any other work, honey"
dc.title.alternativesex, risk, and control in service work
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentSociology
dc.description.majorSociology
dc.description.advisorLinda Grant
dc.description.committeeLinda Grant
dc.description.committeeLinda Renzulli
dc.description.committeeWilliam Finlay


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