Study of Female Topless Bar Dancers (1991)

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.

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