Working Sex: An Odyssey Into Our Cultural Underworld

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Carroll & Graff Publishers, 1996 - Social Science - 288 pages
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Marianne Macy has spent years observing the labor force of the sex industry: transsexuals, escorts, exotic dancers, porn producers and actors, a masturbation teacher, and others. She investigates their role and history within the X-rated industry, always seeking the individual beneath. Opening up their lives to frank and probing questions, Macy's subjects speak their minds on gender, censorship, and The Business of Sex, while offering the reader a vivid glimpse into the world of sex for sale. This smart inside perspective on the commercial sex industry serves as an important sociological study of one of history's oldest and most lucrative trades.

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

I've read this book twice and I enjoy it. It's a pretty quick read. Macy's writing is interesting although some of her data collection methods are alarming. Read full review

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