Investigators: William Thompson and Jackie Harred
Population: Exotic Dancers
Identification method: Exotic Dancers identified as those currently working as paid employees at topless bars.
Sampling procedure: Non-random convenience sample. Data obtained via participant observation and structured interviews with dancers as well as waitresses, club managers, and bartenders, at seven topless bars in a major southwestern city
N and Response rate: N=60. Additional information was unavailable in works reviewed.
Publication: Thompson, William E. and Harred, Jackie L. 1992. "Topless Dancers: Managing Stigma in a Deviant Occupation." Deviant Behavior, 13(3): 291-311.
Summary: Study investigates techniques used by topless dancers manage the stigma of their deviant occupation.