Live Sex Acts: Women Performing Erotic Labor
Drawing on more than fifty interviews in both the US and the Netherlands, Wendy Chapkis captures the wide-ranging experiences of women performing erotic labor and offers a complex, multi-faceted depiction of sex work. Her expansive analytic perspective encompasses both a serious examination of international prostitution policy as well as hands-on accounts of contemporary commercial sexual practices. Scholarly, but never simply academic, this book is explicitly grounded in a concern for how competing political discourses work concretely in the world--to frame policy and define perceptions of AIDS, to mobilize women into opposing camps, to silence some agendas and to promote others.
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Review: Live Sex ActsUser Review - Jo - Goodreads
I wanted this book to go further. Not that it didn't - Wendy Chapkis takes the reader to places unexpected as it is, especially in discussing issues in countries other than America. Still - if this ... Read full review
Review: Live Sex ActsUser Review - amanda - Goodreads
An excellent book outlining a variety of issues in sexwork from an open-minded feminist standpoint. Sex work is not viewed as a naughty or disparaged type of work. Highly recommended for folks who are ... Read full review