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Pole Dancing, Empowerment and Embodiment

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This book provides an international, multi-disciplinary empirical account of pole classes and how they fit into wider discourses about bodies and gender, and age and fitness. In particular, the book explores how women initiate agency and espouse liberation and empowerment through something as seemingly problematic as pole classes.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
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I am sure the cover for this book is a quick turn-off for most, but I would challenge you to look beyond the cover. Holland's research delves into the complexities of pole dancing from an exercise point-of-view. The comments from this study's interviewees is eye-opening into a world typically seen by the general public having only to do with sex and exploitation of the female body. While research writing can be complex, Holland's conclusions are logical from the results she found. Note: As of Ma...more
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