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Commodification of cult and ‘alternative’ femininities

Gemma Commane

Gemma Commane is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK. She is active in research in the fields of media and cultural studies, and gender and sexuality. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies : Sex, Performance and Safe Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In this chapter, we will explore how certain revivalist burlesque scripts (i.e. good girls) are replicated in such a fashion that they comment on sexual, bodily and gendered politics in very specific and clean ways. The body as a site...

Introduction

Gemma Commane

Gemma Commane is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK. She is active in research in the fields of media and cultural studies, and gender and sexuality. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies : Sex, Performance and Safe Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... burlesque and alternative femininity. For further details about the ethnographic study, see Commane (2010, 2011, 2016) and Blackman and Commane (2011). also mapped onto other examples in popular culture and subculture, where Bad Women were...

Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies

Gemma Commane

Gemma Commane is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK. She is active in research in the fields of media and cultural studies, and gender and sexuality. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies : Sex, Performance and Safe Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... (i.e. clubbers, friends and other people fieldwork connected with; see Commane, 2011), who expressed that their choices evidenced strength, resilience and power. These elements enabled participants in my study to challenge and undermine...

Magnification and the unknown

Gemma Commane

Gemma Commane is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK. She is active in research in the fields of media and cultural studies, and gender and sexuality. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies : Sex, Performance and Safe Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter draws on the outcomes and emergent themes produced by an ethnographic study of Empress Stah, an Australian-born neo-burlesque, twisted cabaret and trapeze performer. What Empress Stah said, how she performs and the implications...

Conclusion

Gemma Commane

Gemma Commane is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK. She is active in research in the fields of media and cultural studies, and gender and sexuality. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies : Sex, Performance and Safe Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... approved femininities and mediating the Bad Girl The book has found that the majority of participants in the spaces studied (see Commane (2012) for reflections on kink and BDSM, as well as ethnography as a method) were situating...

The shadows of safe femininity

Gemma Commane

Gemma Commane is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK. She is active in research in the fields of media and cultural studies, and gender and sexuality. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies : Sex, Performance and Safe Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Up to this point, we have explored the significance of the Bad Girl and her Dirty Body. We have also unpicked double standards, the policing of sexual norms, the commodification of ‘alternative’ constructions of femininity and how...

RubberDoll: Success and the significance of sexual otherness

Gemma Commane

Gemma Commane is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK. She is active in research in the fields of media and cultural studies, and gender and sexuality. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies : Sex, Performance and Safe Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...RubberDoll is a world-renowned hard-core latex and fetish model, performance artist and full-time kinkster. Through exploring RubberDoll (her performance repertoire, self-management and her sexual self-identity), the chapter will argue...

Bad Girls happen to things

Gemma Commane

Gemma Commane is Lecturer in Media and Communications at the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK. She is active in research in the fields of media and cultural studies, and gender and sexuality. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies : Sex, Performance and Safe Femininity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Ms T is a young queer British burlesquer who identifies as femme. She addressed her sexuality as queer, with a preference for women. She maintained that her queerness does not box or categorize her within any particular type of romantic...