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Dancing Naked in the Material World
by marilyn suriani(futterman)

Suriani's photo documentary of Atlanta-area exotic dancers was published to unanimous praise, the Philadelphia Inquirer calling it 'fine, urban anthropology." Suriani went "under cover" as a waitress in one of the clubs in Atlanta while preparing for her book. Working with and interviewing the dancers enabled her to better understand their diverse and complex lives. She witnessed first-hand the strippers' working environment, the people met there, and the relationships between the women. Men go these clubs seeking fantasy for a dollar with no threat of intimacy. The women achieve a kind of emotional fulfillment that is remarkably harder to find outside the doors of the club. Dancing Naked's poignant depiction of this odd social contract is important cultural history, vivid autobiography, and beautiful photography." Prometheus Press

ISBN: 0-87975-737-X
Publisher: Prometheus Press
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