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Updated: 2019-09-02

Good mothers? Geographies of sexualized labour and mothering in the strip trades in Northern Ontario

Document type Book chapter
Author Gregory, Tracy
Author Johnson, Jennifer L.
Book None
Publisher Demeter Press; Bradford, Ont.
Date 2019
Pages 87-101
URL https://demeterpress.org/books/maternal-geographies-mothering-in-and-out-of-place/

Abstract

In this chapter, we bring together narratives elicited by Tracy, whose graduate work as a peer researcher with strip club dancers in Northern Ontario contributes the bulk of the data, and the contributions of Jennifer - a former committee member for Tracy's graduate research and later a supporter of Tracy's continued work in establishing the Sex Workers Advisory Netowrk of Sudbury (SWANS). Together, we apply th insights of feminist geography and sex-work-informed thinking to the issues of spatial awareness and relations of power described by the participants in the study.