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    "Work that body": precarity and femininity in the new economy

    Owen, Louise (2012) "Work that body": precarity and femininity in the new economy. TDR: the Drama Review 56 (4), pp. 78-94. ISSN 1054-2043.

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    Adapting elements of exotic dance, burlesque, and circus, fitness pole dancing is taught and practiced globally. Exemplifying post-feminism's putative “freedoms,” it represents a scene of precarious labor in the new economy, and evidences the continued purchase of older patriarchal constructions of “women's work” and “precarity” in capitalism.

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