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Sex Work Now: What the Blurring Boundaries around the Sex Industry Mean for Sex Work, Research and Activism
Sex Work Matters: Power and Intimacy in the Sex Industry
  • Barbara G. Brents, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Kathryn Hausbeck, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Editors
Melissa Hope Ditmore; Antonia Levy; Alys Willman
Document Type
Chapter
Publication Date
4-22-2010
Publisher
Zed Books
Publisher Location
London
Abstract
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.
Keywords
  • Male prostitutes,
  • Male prostitution,
  • Prostitutes,
  • Prostitutes--Crimes against,
  • Prostitutes--Social conditions,
  • Prostitution,
  • Sex-oriented businesses,
  • Transgender people,
  • Women's studies
Language
English
Permissions
Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.
Citation Information
Barbara G. Brents and Kathryn Hausbeck. "Sex Work Now: What the Blurring Boundaries around the Sex Industry Mean for Sex Work, Research and Activism" Sex Work Matters: Power and Intimacy in the Sex Industry (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barb_brents/20/