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Opposing striptopia: The embattled spaces of adult entertainment

Hubbard, Philip (2009) Opposing striptopia: The embattled spaces of adult entertainment. Sexualities, 12 (6). pp. 721-745. ISSN 1363-4607. (doi:10.1177/1363460709346111) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36588)

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Abstract

While adult entertainment venues offering striptease have proliferated in the UK, recent reforms have subjected them to more onerous and restrictive forms of licensing control. This article examines the justification for this re-regulation, noting that debates around the desirability of such venues have become increasingly framed in terms of gendered exploitation rather than sexual liberation and 'play'. Noting that such debates often conflate questions of public morality, criminality, nuisance and exploitation in unhelpful ways, this article argues that the reform of the licensing law was underpinned by possibly flawed assumptions about the gendered and sexed nature of adult entertainment. The article accordingly emphasizes the ability of the naked body to excite both desire and disgust, and challenges the assumption that commercial sex is always exploitative. © The Author(s), 2009.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1363460709346111
Uncontrolled keywords: Adult entertainment, Gender, Licensing, Sexuality, Striptease
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 09:26 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36588 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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