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The UK strip and lap-dancing industry; blue jeans

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 31 October 2012

Growth of the strip clubs - Why has erotic dance and stripping become a staple of the night time economy in the UK? Kate Hardy tells Laurie Taylor why her research suggests that the proliferation of these clubs has little to do with the demands of male customers. Instead, it's a by product of the economics of an industry which maintains its profits, even during a recession, by passing the financial risks on to its workers. Also, the anthropologist, Daniel Miller asks what the ubiquity of blue jeans tells us about our individual and social lives. He's joined by the sociologist, Sophie Woodward.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

  • Dr Kate Hardy

    Research in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds

     

    Find out more about Kate Hardy 

     

    Devalued, deskilled and diversified: explaining the proliferation of the strip industry in the UK

    Teela Sanders, Kate Hardy

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-4446.2012.01422.x

    The British Journal of Sociology

    Volume 63, Issue 3, pages 513–532, September 2012

  • Daniel Miller

    Professor of Material Culture, Department of Anthropology, University College London

     

     

    Find out more about Daniel Miller

     

    Blue Jeans: The Art of the Ordinary

    Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward (Authors)

    Publisher: University of California Press

    ISBN-10: 0520272196

    ISBN-13: 978-0520272194 

     

    Public lecture: Consumption and the Philosophy of Denim

    Speaker: Professor Daniel Miller

    Date: Wednesday 31 October 2012

    Time: 6.30-8pm

    Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Houghton Street

    London

    WC2A 2AE

     

    This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

    Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

    For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043

  • Dr Sophie Woodward

    Lecturer in Sociology, University of Manchester and cofounder (with Daniel Miller) of the interdisciplinary network the Global Denim Project

     

    Find out more about Sophie Woodward

     

    Blue Jeans: The Art of the Ordinary

    Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward (Authors)

    Publisher: University of California Press

    ISBN-10: 0520272196

    ISBN-13: 978-0520272194

     

    Global denim project

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