Friday, March 22, 2013

Book Discussion - Naked Truth: Strip Clubs, Democracy, and a Christian Right


On April 10, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., the University of Maryland Libraries will present a talk by scholar Judith Hanna. Dr. Hanna, Affiliate Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland will discuss her book Naked Truth: Strip Clubs, Democracy, and a Christian Right (University of Texas Press, 2012). Naked Truthtakes readers onstage, backstage, and into the community and courts to reveal the conflicts, charges, and realities that are playing out at the intersection of erotic fantasy, religion, politics, and law. Dr. Hanna explains why exotic dance is a legitimate form of artistic communication and debunks the many myths and untruths that the Christian Right uses to fight strip clubs. 

Dr. Hanna recently appeared on The Colbert Report, weighing in on similar issues. Video from that episode can be viewed here: http://goo.gl/eXfL1

This event, part of the series "Speaking of Books: Conversations with Campus Authors," is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information visit: http://www.lib.umd.edu/speakingofbooks