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Main Author: Chapkis, W.
Format: Book
Published:New York : Routledge, 1997.
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Main Author:Chapkis, W. (Wendy)

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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Physical Description:viii, 248 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-242) and index.
ISBN:0415912873 (hb)
0415912881 (pb)
Author Notes:

Wendy Chapkisis Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Southern Maine, Portland.

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