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The Prostitution Prism

Pheterson, Gail

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ISBN 10: 9053561854 / ISBN 13: 9789053561850
Published by Amsterdam University Pres, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Prostitution Prism

Publisher: Amsterdam University Pres

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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Like a prism, prostitution dynamics reflect and magnify pervasive social patterns. These essays examine those patterns both inside and outside the context of explicit sex commerce. The author elaborates a cross-cultural critique of the categories "prostitute" and "prostitution" as constructed in science, policy and society. At every level of analysis, terms and social categories prove to be slippery, consequential and reflective of an underlying political logic that subordinates women to men. Key to that logic is the whore stigma, an official and traditional mechanism of social control inextricable from issues as diverse as migration, health care, sexual autonomy, employment and freedom of speech.

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