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Sex Work Matters
Exploring Money, Power, and Intimacy in the Sex Industry
Sex Work Matters
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Contains essays on the economics and sociology of sex work. From insights by sex workers on how they handle money, intimate relationships and daily harassment by police, to the experience of male and transgender sex work, this book offers theoretical discussions as well empirical case studies, providing ways to link theory with lived experiences.
Sex Work Matters brings together sex workers, scholars and activists to present pioneering essays on the economics and sociology of sex work. From insights by sex workers on how they handle money, intimate relationships and daily harassment by the police, to the experience of male and transgender sex work, this fascinating and original book offers new theoretical frameworks for understanding the sex industry. The result is a vital new contribution to sex-worker rights that explores the topic in new ways, especially its cultural, economic and political dimensions. Readers weary of the sensational and often salacious treatment of the sex industry in the media and literature will find Sex Work Matters refreshing.
|Publisher||Zed Books Ltd|
|Published in||United Kingdom|
* Introduction: Beyond the Sex in Sex Work - Alys Willman and Antonia Levy* Part I: Beyond Divides: New Frameworks for Understanding the Sex Industry*1. Sex Work Now: What the Blurring Boundaries around the Sex Industry Means for Sex Work, Research and Activism - Barbara G. Brents and Kathryn Hausbeck*2. The (Crying) Need for Different Kinds of Research - Laura Agustin*3. The Meaning of the Whore: How Feminist Theories on Prostitution Shape Research on Female Sex Workers - Juline A. Koken* Part II: Managing Multiple Roles*4. To Love, Honour, and Strip: An Investigation of Exotic Dancer Romantic Relationships - Mindy S. Bradley-Engen and Carrie M. Hobbs*5. Sex and the Unspoken in Male Street Prostitution - Kerwin Kaye*6. enforced ab/normalcy: the sexworker hijras and the (re)appropriation of s/he identity - Mashrur Shahid Hossain* Part III: Money and Sex*7. Let's Talk About Money - Alys Willman*8. Show Me the Money: A Sex Worker Reflects on Research into the Sex Industry - Jo Weldon*9. Selling Sex: Women's Participation in the Sex Industry - Melissa Petro* Part IV: Sex Work and the State*10. Pimping the Pueblo: State Regulated Commercial Sex in Neoliberal Mexico - Patty Kelly*11. Deviant Girls, Small-Scale Entrepreneurs and the Regulation of German Sex Workers - Anne Dolemeyer, Rebecca Pates, Daniel Schmidt*12. Sex Work, Communities and Public Policy in the UK - Maggie O'Neill and Jane Pitcher* Part V: Organizing Beyond Divides*13. Sex Workers' Rights Activism in Europe: Orientations from Brussels - Giulia Garofalo* Conclusion: Pushing Boundaries in Sex Work Activism and Research - Melissa Ditmore