Desert Flowers: Sexualized Industries of Nevada and the Women Who Work In Them
Reynolds School of Journalism
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The thesis delves into the struggles and working conditions of young women employed in sexualized industries in the state of Nevada, particularly casinos, gentlemen's clubs, and brothels. Through extended research and interviews, this thesis combines true-life narrative from one-on-one interviews with information in the fields of sociology, women's studies, and law. Through interviews of cocktail waitresses, promo models, exotic dancers, and prostitutes, this piece of narrative nonfiction takes a look at the lives of these women. By doing so, it will provide a multitude of perspectives that will illuminate a world that is currently kept in the dark.