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Sex workers unite : a history of the movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk

Author: Melinda Chateauvert
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documenting five decades of sex-worker activism, Sex Workers Unite is a fresh history that places prostitutes, hustlers, escorts, call girls, strippers, and porn stars in the center of America's major civil rights struggles. Although their presence has largely been ignored and obscured, in this provocative history Melinda Chateauvert recasts sex workers as savvy political organizers - not as helpless victims in need  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melinda Chateauvert
ISBN: 9780807061398 0807061395 9780807069097 0807069094
OCLC Number: 840477583
Description: 263 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "The revolution is finally here!": sex work and strategic sex --
"Those few came on like gangbusters": prostitution and sisterhood --
"My ass is mine!": call off your old tired ethics --
"Resisting the virus of repression": disease vectors and sexual experts --
"Assembly-line orgasms": organizing the sex market --
"Fuck the pigs!": public sex and police violence --
Sluts unite!: disrupting whorephobia and slut-shaming.
Responsibility: Melinda Chateauvert.

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Documenting five decades of sex-worker activism, Sex Workers Unite is a fresh history that places prostitutes, hustlers, escorts, call girls, strippers, and porn stars in the center of America's major civil rights struggles. Although their presence has largely been ignored and obscured, in this provocative history Melinda Chateauvert recasts sex workers as savvy political organizers - not as helpless victims in need of rescue.

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