Sex, Work And Sex Work

Sex, Work And Sex Work

by Joanna Brewis, Stephen Linstead
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415207568

ISBN-13: 9780415207560

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sex is much more rife in the workplace than many would think according to this fascinating and controversial new book. It argues that not only does sexuality pervade every aspect of organizations, but also that organization pervades every aspect of our sexuality.

This two-way conceptualization lends the book a two-part structure, covering firstly the ways in

Overview

Sex is much more rife in the workplace than many would think according to this fascinating and controversial new book. It argues that not only does sexuality pervade every aspect of organizations, but also that organization pervades every aspect of our sexuality.

This two-way conceptualization lends the book a two-part structure, covering firstly the ways in which organizational behaviour is shaped through issues such as male managers' experience of violence, organizational constructions of sexual harassment, and professionals who work with sex offenders. The second part of the book examines how sex is organized for commercial purposes, and considers sex work as an industry which can be analyzed as any other, with important insights for normal organizing. Key features of the book include sections on:

* organizing as sexual activity
* connecting desire, the erotic, the abject and organization
* the 'hidden' penetration of organization processes by sexuality
* the 'dark side' of sex and organization and the importance of transgression
* the double effect of discursive and material placing
* organizing sexuality within prostitution
* prostitution as a complex and varied industry.

Fascinating and informative, this controversial book is a valuable source of information for postgraduates and researchers in the fields of business, management and sexuality and gender studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415207560
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part 1: Reading sex into organization

Chapter 1: Violence, masculinity and management

Chapter 2: Power, gender and industrial relations

Chapter 3: Sexual harassment

Chapter 4 Working with sex offenders

Chapter 5: Sadomasochism and organization

Chapter 6: re-eroticizing the organization

Part 2: Reading organization in to sex

Chapter 7: Discourse and desire in sex work

Chapter 8: Consumption and the management of identiy in sex work

Chapter 9: Context and career in sex work

Chapter 10: Material variations in sex work

Chapter 11: The temporal organization of sex work

Conclusion

Endnotes

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