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Listening to Olivia : violence, poverty, and prostitution

Author: Jody Raphael
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2004.
Series: Northeastern series on gender, crime, and law.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Smashing both the common stereotype of the depraved streetwalker and abstract feminist arguments legitimizing prostitution as the sexual liberation of women, the author uncovers an emerging multimillion-dollar global trafficking industry that detains women in a violent cycle of exploitation and dependence. Olivia's own insights on her turbulent childhood, stripping in clubs, soliciting on the street, drug addiction,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Raphael, Jody.
Listening to Olivia.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607382027
Named Person: Olivia.; Olivia
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jody Raphael
ISBN: 1555535976 9781555535971 1555535968 9781555535964
OCLC Number: 52942875
Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Groomed --
Reeled in --
Stripping --
Shooting up --
The street --
Doped up --
Trapped --
Escape --
Other voices, other rooms --
What is to be done?
Series Title: Northeastern series on gender, crime, and law.
Responsibility: Jody Raphael.
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The harrowing story of a woman's descent into prostitution and addiction, the remarkable tale of her recovery, and an expose of the global trafficking industry.  Read more...

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"A major contribution to our understanding of the commercial sex industry in the United States. Jody Raphael weaves Olivia's story with research findings to provide a compelling, brutally honest, and Read more...

 
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