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Playing the Whore (Paperback)

Melissa Gira Grant

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Sex work and conditions within the sex industry are frequent topics of discussion in mainstream culture and media, but rarely do these discussions include sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the position that sex workers must be saved from their evil industry--a position that New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof repeatedly advocates. Playing the Whore turns this position on its head, arguing that sex work is fundamentally a form of work, and as in other industries, it is not the labor of sex work that is illegitimate, but rather the working conditions within the sex sector that are abominable. Based on ten years of writing and reporting on the sex trade, and grounded in the author's personal experience as a sex worker, community organizer and health educator, Playing the Whore dismantles pervasive myths of prostitution, criticizes conditions within the sex industry, and argues that separating sex work from the "legitimate" economy only harms those who perform sexual labor.

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Imprint: Verso Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2014
First published: March 2014
Authors: Melissa Gira Grant
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN-13: 978-1-78168-323-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Work & labour
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates > Prostitution
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LSN: 1-78168-323-9
Barcode: 9781781683231

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