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.
Prostitution, Feminist Ethics, Sexual Ethics
Feminist Philosophy | Gender and Sexuality | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Chapkis, Wendy. Live Sex Acts: Women Performing Erotic Labor. Routledge, 1997.