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Sex Work Matters: Exploring Money, Power, and Intimacy in the Sex Industry

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Sex Work Matters brings sex workers, scholars and activists together 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 police, to the experience of male and transgender sex work, this fascinating and originalbook offers theoretical discussions as wel ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Zed Books (first published 2010)
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Alison Dellit
Sep 29, 2013 Alison Dellit rated it really liked it
Shelves: gender, non-fiction
Like any compendium, some of the component essays were better than others, and I had times where I felt haunted by what was missing. As someone who has an interest in sex work theories for what feminism might learn from them, I was really pleased to learn this volume exists.

A worthy attempt to address how little rounded scholarship exists on sex work, the compendium also serves to illustrate this point.

The beginning essays were irritating in spelling out much that I think is obvious (but unfortu
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Substantial contribution to contemporary writing on sex work.
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I’m a freelance consultant specializing in issues of gender, development, health and human rights, particularly as they relate to marginalized populations such as sex workers, migrants and people who use drugs. My past and current clients include the Asia Development Bank, AIDS Fonds Netherlands, and the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center. I have extensive experience of working on pro ...more
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