A Qualitative Account of Sex Workers: Is It Work Like Any Other?

A Qualitative Account of Sex Workers: Is It Work Like Any Other? Sex Roles (2009) 60:435–438 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9522-3 BOOK REVIEW A Qualitative Account of Sex Workers: Is It Work Like Any Other? On the Game: Women and Sex Work. By Sophie Day, Ann Arbor, MI, Pluto Press, 2007. 277 pp. $26.70 (paperback). ISBN: 978 0-74531758-8 Scott R. Senjo Published online: 7 August 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 The world of women and work is aptly included in the stereotypes of sex workers. It is a book not necessarily social science literature but is the world of women and unwilling to view prostitution through a cultural lens. work, and sex? When women work in the sex industry as Rather, it is willing to do anything, so long as it views strippers, prostitutes or in online chat rooms, is that prostitution as “simply work”, much the same as work done employment which is subject to labor law protection and by non-prostitutes. provisions of occupational safety and health? Should it be? Organizations and unions were formed to demand For the sex worker, according to this book, much depends recognition of sex work and to change laws and on the possibility for authentic sexual feeling to be policies. In the U.K., the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

A Qualitative Account of Sex Workers: Is It Work Like Any Other?

Sex Roles , Volume 60 (6) – Aug 7, 2008
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Springer US
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Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1007/s11199-008-9522-3
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Sex Roles (2009) 60:435–438 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9522-3 BOOK REVIEW A Qualitative Account of Sex Workers: Is It Work Like Any Other? On the Game: Women and Sex Work. By Sophie Day, Ann Arbor, MI, Pluto Press, 2007. 277 pp. $26.70 (paperback). ISBN: 978 0-74531758-8 Scott R. Senjo Published online: 7 August 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 The world of women and work is aptly included in the stereotypes of sex workers. It is a book not necessarily social science literature but is the world of women and unwilling to view prostitution through a cultural lens. work, and sex? When women work in the sex industry as Rather, it is willing to do anything, so long as it views strippers, prostitutes or in online chat rooms, is that prostitution as “simply work”, much the same as work done employment which is subject to labor law protection and by non-prostitutes. provisions of occupational safety and health? Should it be? Organizations and unions were formed to demand For the sex worker, according to this book, much depends recognition of sex work and to change laws and on the possibility for authentic sexual feeling to be policies. In the U.K., the

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Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 7, 2008

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