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Temporarily yours : intimacy, authenticity, and the commerce of sex

Author: Elizabeth Bernstein
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Series: Worlds of desire.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Generations of social thinkers have assumed that access to legitimate paid employment and a decline in the 'double standard' would eliminate the reasons behind women's participation in prostitution. Yet in both the developing world and in postindustrial cities of the West, sexual commerce has continued to flourish, diversifying along technological, spatial, and social lines. In this deeply engaging and theoretically  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Bernstein
ISBN: 9780226044576 0226044572 9780226044583 0226044580
OCLC Number: 73993423
Description: xii, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sexual commerce in postindustrial culture --
Remapping the boundaries of "vice" --
Modern prostitution and its remnants --
The privatization of public women --
Desire, demand, and the commerce of sex --
The state, sexuality, and the market --
Sexuality debates and pleasure wars --
Appendix: A note on methodology.
Series Title: Worlds of desire.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Bernstein.
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Despite increased economic opportunities for women, sexual commerce has not only thrived in the Western world, it has diversified along technological, spatial, and social lines. This work paints a  Read more...

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