Sex Work and Sex Workers

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Sexuality & Culture serves as a compelling forum for the analysis of ethical, cultural, psychological, social, and political issues related to sexual relationships and sexual behavior. These issues include, but are not limited to: sexual consent and sexual responsibility; sexual harassment and freedom of speech and association; sexual privacy; censorship and pornography; impact of film/literature on sexual relationships; and university and governmental regulation of intimate...

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Overview

Sexuality & Culture serves as a compelling forum for the analysis of ethical, cultural, psychological, social, and political issues related to sexual relationships and sexual behavior. These issues include, but are not limited to: sexual consent and sexual responsibility; sexual harassment and freedom of speech and association; sexual privacy; censorship and pornography; impact of film/literature on sexual relationships; and university and governmental regulation of intimate relationships.

In this volume, theoretical essays, research reports, and book reviews examine the topics of prostitution, pornography, and other forms of commercialization of sexuality. Contributions include: "Twelve Step Feminism Makes Sex Workers Sick" by Kari Kerum; "Sex, Beach Boys and Female Tourists in the Caribbean" by Klaus de Albuquerque; "Reframing 'Eve' in the AIDS Era: The Pursuit of Legitimacy by New Zealand Sex Workers" by Bronwen Lichtenstein; "Long-Term Consumption of X-Rated Materials and Attitudes toward Women among Australian Consumers of X-Rated Videos" by Roberto Hugh Potter; "Invisible Man: A Queer Critique of Feminist Anti-Pornography Theory" by Jody Norton; and "Theorizing Prostitution: The Question of Agency" by Melanie Simmons.

Also included are reviews of Live Sex Acts: Women Performing Erotic Labor by Wendy Chapkis; New Sexual Agendas edited by Lynne Segal. In addition, Daphne Patai reviews Real Live New Girl: Chronicles of a Sex-Positive Culture by Carol Queen; Nina Hartley reviews Three in Love; Jo Doezema reviews Trafficking in Women; Valerie Jenness reviews Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment by Jane Gallop; and Warren Farrell reviews the film In the Company of Men. This volume will be of interest to sociologists, psychologists, legal analysts, and policymakers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765804914
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/30/1998
  • Series: Sexuality and Culture Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.77 (d)

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Barry M. Dank is professor of sociology at California State University, Long Beach. His involvement in the study of sexuality and culture dates to the 1970s. His article "Coming Out in the Gay World" has come to be regarded as a classic in the area of sexual identity development. Most recently he has established the first electronic discussion forum on academic sexual correctness policies. He is the President of the Foundation for the Advancement of Sexual Equity (FASE). Most recently he has established the first electronic discussion forum on academic sexual correctness policies.

Roberto Refinetti is a professional editor, formerly a faculty member at the College of William & Mary and a research biopsychologist with a research program funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health and has published over 100 articles in professional journals. He has been involved in discussions of academic issues since the mid-1980s.

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Table of Contents

Editorial: Sex Work, Sex Workers, and Beyond 1
Articles
Twelve-Step Feminism Makes Sex Workers Sick: How the State and the Recovery Movement Turn Radical Women into "Useless Citizens" 7
Reframing "Eve" in the AIDS Era: The Pursuit of Legitimacy by New Zealand Sex Workers 37
Long-Term Consumption of "X-Rated" Materials and Attitudes toward Women among Australian Consumers of X-Rated Videos 61
Sex, Beach Boys, and Female Tourists in the Caribbean 87
Invisible Man: A Queer Critique of Feminist Anti-Pornography Theory 113
Theorizing Prostitution: The Question of Agency 125
Pole Work: Autoethnography of A Strip Club 149
Book Reviews
Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, by Carol Queen 159
Trafficking in Women, Forced Labour and Slavery-Like Practices in Marriage, Domestic Labour and Prostitution, by M. Wijers and L. Lap-Chew 165
Live Sex Acts: Women Performing Erotic Labor, by Wendy Chapkis 169
New Sexual Agendas, edited by Lynne Segal 175
Three in Love, by Barbara Foster, Michael Foster and Letha Hadady 179
Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood, by Naomi Wolf, and Last Night in Paradise: Sex and Morals at Century's End, by Katie Roiphe 181
Confronting Sexual Harassment, by Judith B. Brandenburg 187
Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment, by Jane Gallop 191
The First Stone: Some Questions about Sex and Power, by Helen Garner 201
Privacy and the Politics of Intimate Life, by Patricia Boling 207
Film Review
In the Company of Men, directed by Neil LaBute 211
Personal Perspective
Hey, I'm a Femenist! A Male Professor Weighs in with Feminist Pedagogy 215
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