Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography

Department

Geography

Physical Description

1 online resource (90 p.)

Subjects

Sex-oriented businesses -- Oregon -- Portland, Striptease -- Oregon -- Portland -- Social aspects, Striptease -- Oregon -- Portland -- Legal status laws etc.

Abstract

Identities of place develop through a multitude of perceptions. Place myths guide much of this perception. Portland, Oregon’s identity has evolved in particular around a much quoted but unchallenged statistic regarding the volume of nude dancing venues. This paper focuses on the literature specific to both nude dance venues and place identity; Portland’s legal history that contributed to this phenomenon; and some of the cultural and spatial variables pertinent to this issue. Two initiatives, aimed at restructuring the state constitution specifically to deal with nude dance venues and other adult entertainment, are analyzed.

Description

A research paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Geography

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15674

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