Cyn Haueter: Keyword Search
February 17, 2013 § 1 Comment
I’ve always been interested in burlesque and the striptease (also known as the strip, the bump and grind, the burly-cue, etc), so I’ve decided to select that as my general topic.
I’m interested in studying: the development of burlesque theater, specifically the striptease, in the late 19th and early 20th century
To find out how: the gender norms/roles were affected by its popularity
In order to show that: TBD. I know this is most likely going to change over time as I do my research, but I’m still not 100% sure what direction I want to take. My primary thoughts are: To show that while displays of female sexuality are initially met with criticism, they are soon accepted and surpassed.
Burlesque – A decent beginning search, but the recent resurgence of neo-burlesque and the Christina Aguilera movie makes this search not very useful.
Burlesque AND gender – nothing of any use
Burlesque (Theater) –United States – History — not much of use, a lot of general sources or biographies of famous performers
Vaudeville AND gender: Rank Ladies: Gender and Cultural Hierarchy in American Vaudeville by M. Alison Kibler
Ziegfeld AND chorus OR girl*: Ziegfeld Girl: Image and Icon in Culture and Cinema by Linda Mizejewski
Posing a Threat: Flappers, Chorus girls, and other Transgressive Performers of the American 1920s by Angela J. Latham
I’m looking forward to refining my search more as I read these secondary sources.