"it's just a fantasy for a couple of hours": Ethnography of a nude male show bar

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The current ethnographic study was conducted in a nude male show bar in a small New England city. The social interaction of the dancers, patrons, and club staff was studied through participant- observation over the period of 5 months. In addition, 7 formal interviews were conducted with key setting informants. Social behavior and interaction that occurred in the setting are examined through four major themes: the interaction between sex and money, ambiguity of sexuality, what constitutes deviance in a deviant setting and major forms of rule violation, and the occurrence of risky sexual behavior in the club setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-433
Number of pages27
JournalDeviant Behavior
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Cultural Anthropology
Fantasy
Interpersonal Relations
ethnography
club
New England
Social Behavior
Sexuality
interaction
Sexual Behavior
Observation
Interviews
deviant behavior
social behavior
participant observation
sexuality
money
staff
interview

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  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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"it's just a fantasy for a couple of hours" : Ethnography of a nude male show bar. / Kaufman, Michelle.

In: Deviant Behavior, Vol. 30, No. 5, 07.2009, p. 407-433.

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