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My body, my business : New Zealand sex workers in an era of change

Author: Caren Wilton; Madeleine Marie Slavick
Publisher: Dunedin, New Zealand : Otago University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In My Body, My Business, 11 former and current New Zealand sex workers speak frankly, in their own voices, about their lives in and out of the sex industry. Their stories are by turns eye-opening, poignant, heartening, disturbing and compelling. Based on a series of oral history interviews by Caren Wilton, My Body, My Business includes the stories of female, male and transgender workers; Māori and Paākehā ;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Interviews
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caren Wilton; Madeleine Marie Slavick
ISBN: 1988531322 9781988531328
OCLC Number: 1040165178
Description: 287 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Caren Wilton ; photographs by Madeleine Slavick.

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"In My Body, My Business, 11 former and current New Zealand sex workers speak frankly, in their own voices, about their lives in and out of the sex industry. Their stories are by turns eye-opening, poignant, heartening, disturbing and compelling. Based on a series of oral history interviews by Caren Wilton, My Body, My Business includes the stories of female, male and transgender workers; Māori and Paākehā ; street workers, workers in massage parlours and upmarket brothels, escorts, strippers, private workers and dominatrices, spanning a period from the 1960s to today. Three of the 11 interviewees still work in the industry. Several have been involved with the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective, including long-time national co-ordinator Dame Catherine Healy. Four transgender interviewees tell their stories here, helping to demystify the history of New Zealand's transgender community, about which little has been published. Caren Wilton prefaces the book with an introductory essay about the New Zealand sex industry, which in recent times has seen a lot of changes, the most profound being the decriminalisation of prostitution in 2003. Fifteen years on, New Zealand remains the only country in the world to have decriminalised its sex industry. This book looks at what the changes have meant for the nation's sex workers. Wilton's interviews are here complemented by 16 luminous, reflective and multi-layered photographs by Madeleine Slavick"--Back cover.

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