Sex, alcohol and violence: a community collaborative action against striptease shows

Boffa, John, George, Chris, and Tsey, Komla (1994) Sex, alcohol and violence: a community collaborative action against striptease shows. Australian Journal of Public Health, 18 (4). pp. 359-366.

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Abstract

Between September 1988 and February 1989, Anyinginyi Congress, an Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation, facilitated a collaborative community action against striptease shows in public bars in Tennant Creek. This action resulted in changes to the guidelines of the Northern Territory Liquor Act to regulate striptease shows in public bars and began other processes of addressing alcohol related problems in the community. The composition and strategies of both the pro- and anti-striptease lobbies are analysed within the context of changing power relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, as epitomised in the growth and consolidation of Aboriginal community-controlled organisations in Tennant Creek. The role of the media in shaping the course and direction of the debates as well as the response of the Northern Territory government as the final arbiter in the striptease conflict are scrutinised. The use of sex to sell alcohol is a legitimate public health concern and community action for healthier public policy is an important strategy in creating supporting environments for health.

Item ID: 10832
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1035-7319
Keywords: Aboriginal; Indigenous; alcohol
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Journal title has changed to "Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health" (ISSN: 1753-6405) since 1996.

Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2010 04:58
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 100%
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