The UK strip and lap-dancing industry; blue jeans

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.

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Dr Kate Hardy

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

 

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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

 

 

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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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