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Playing the whore : the work of sex work

Author: Melissa Gira Grant
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso Books, 2014. ©2014
Series: Jacobin series; Jacobin series.
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Sex work and conditions within the sex industry are frequent topics of discussion in mainstream culture and media, but rarely do these discussions include sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the position that sex workers must be saved from their evil industry's position that New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof repeatedly advocates. This work turns this position on its head, arguing that sex  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Gira Grant
ISBN: 9781781683231 1781683239
OCLC Number: 871337934
Description: 136 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The police --
The prostitute --
The work --
The debate --
The industry --
The peephole --
The stigma --
The other women --
The saviors --
The movement.
Series Title: Jacobin series; Jacobin series.
Responsibility: by Melissa Gira Grant.

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"Collectively as a society we've got a whole bunch of tangled, warped intuitions and policies towards the exchange of money for sex. Melissa Gira Grant does a remarkable job of rigorously teasing Read more...

 
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