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Author Chateauvert, Melinda, 1958-

Title Sex workers unite : a history of the movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk / Melinda Chateauvert.

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, [2013]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.74 C39s 2013    ---  Available
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Description 263 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-248) and index.
Contents The revolution is finally here!: sex work and strategic sex -- Those few came on like gangbusters: prostitution and sisterhood -- My ass is mine!: call off your old tired ethics -- Resisting the virus of repression: disease vectors and sexual experts -- Assembly-line orgasms: organizing the sex market -- Fuck the pigs!: public sex and police violence -- Sluts unite!: disrupting whorephobia and slut-shaming.
Summary Documenting five decades of sex-worker activism, Sex Workers Unite is a fresh history that places prostitutes, hustlers, escorts, call girls, strippers, and porn stars in the center of America's major civil rights struggles. Although their presence has largely been ignored and obscured, in this provocative history Melinda Chateauvert recasts sex workers as savvy political organizers - not as helpless victims in need of rescue.
Subject Prostitutes -- Political activity -- United States.
Prostitutes -- Civil rights -- United States.
Prostitutes -- Labor unions -- United States.
Sex-oriented businesses -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Prostitution -- United States.
Social justice -- United States.
ISBN 9780807061237 (paperback)
0807061239 (paperback)
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