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Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work - Melissa Gira Grant
Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781781683231 (1781683239)
ASIN: 1781683239
Publisher: Verso
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Mae's Library
Mae's Library rated it
4.0 Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work
It's a very interesting look at the politics at play surrounding sex work. The book is quite short, 130+ pages divided into 10 chapters, and generally an easy read. Sometimes, however, sentences were quite convoluted and opaque. But regardless, I believe this to be a vital work if you're to have an ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0 Should read for a good take on sex workers
I'm glad I read this book. I'm not sure what my view about prostitution is. I do wish that Grant had more than ancedotal evidence ( and to be fair, she acknowledges her somewhat limited viewpoint). But Grant does have some very good points about how we should see sex workers and how shaming and poli...
Oliviate
Oliviate rated it
5.0 Thought-provoking and persuasive.
This is not everyone's idea of light reading, perhaps, but this short little book is electrifying and written with the kind of confidence that comes from strong conviction. So many opinions about sex work and sex workers are formed in the absence of the experience of actual sex workers: this book pr...
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
4.0 [Book Review] Playing the Whore
Grant has written a treatise on sex work, workers, and the legal, social, and political issues surrounding the industry. Playing the Whore is about the people and the lives they live, not just the sex they sell, and the sociopolitical pressures they face as organizations who try to outlaw and "rede...
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